I agree a Bliss Brownie sounds like calorie suicide.
This is a healthier version that tastes irresistible and like any healthier thing that has sweetness it does need to be moderated according to how active you are. If the energy these provide is burnt off with exercise or daily activities then all is good.
A little bit of sweetness with a balanced diet and regular exercise provides richness and enjoyment without the fatness.
Black Bean Bliss Brownie Ingredients
1 1/2 cups black beans (1 15-oz can, drained and rinsed very well) (250g after draining)
2 tbsp cocoa powder (10g)
1/2 cup quick oats (40g)
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup pure maple syrup or agave (or honey, but not for strict vegans.) (75g)
pinch uncut stevia OR 2 tbsp sugar (or omit and increase maple syrup to 1/2 cup)
1/4 cup coconut or vegetable oil (40g)
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup to 2/3 cup chocolate chips (115-140g) (Not optional. Omit at your own risk.)
optional: more chips, for presentation
Preheat oven to 350 F
Combine all ingredients except chips in a good food processor, and blend until completely smooth. Really blend well. (A blender can work if you absolutely must, but the texture—and even the taste—will be much better in a food processor.)
Stir in the chips, then pour into a greased 8×8 pan.
Optional: sprinkle extra chocolate chips over the top.
Cook the brownies for 15-18 minutes, then let cool at least 10 minutes before trying to cut.
If they still look a bit undercooked, place them in the fridge overnight and they will magically firm up.
The trick with these: serve them first, and then reveal the secret ingredient later.
Per Black Bean Bliss Brownie:
The nutrition information was calculated using gram measurements and DOES include all of the chocolate chips (which you should include too!). This recipe is gluten-free as long as you make sure to buy certified-gf quick oats, baking powder, and pure vanilla extract.