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What’s Fresh With Beth Irons: Super Spud Brownies

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.

MAKES: 16 servings



3/4 cup mashed potatoes

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup canola oil

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional Confectioners’ sugar


1. In a large bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, sugars, oil, eggs and vanilla.

2. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt;

3. Gradually add to potato mixture.

4. Fold in pecans if desired. Transfer to a greased 9-in. square baking pan.

5. Bake at 350° for 23-27 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

6. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners’ sugar. Cut into bars.

Yield: 16 servings