How To: Dark Chocolate Kale Brownies


In honor of Earth Day, let’s see if we can eat a little greener with some yummy kale brownies!

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Does your family turn up their nose at the thought of kale? If you’re looking for a way to get your family eating healthier without a battle, then try baking some dark chocolate kale brownies that are too good to pass up. Your family will never taste the healthy serving of kale baked inside, especially when topped off with a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

brownie mixFor this recipe, the ingredients you’ll need are 1 cup kale, 1 brownie mix, 1/3 cup canola oil, 1/3 cup water, 2 eggs.

Start with one Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Brownie mix. Then grab a big handful of kale and begin removing the leaves from the thick stem.

kale leavesSteam the kale for five minutes. Place the kale in a blender or food processor and add the required oil listed on the brownie mix. The oil creates a smooth puree. Blend until the puree is formed. This is the key to successfully hiding the kale in the brownies.

kale brownie pureePlace the brownie mix, kale puree, eggs and water in a bowl or standing mixer. Watch the kale disappear into the chocolate batter.

baking panPour into a prepared 8×8 pan and bake for 25-28 minutes, or until the fork comes out clean. If there are two options for baking times choose the fudgy baking time.

kale brownie squaresLet the kale brownies cool completely and then cut into squares. Sprinkle with a little powdered sugar and serve.

Cheri Liefeld Adventures in the KitchenCheri Liefeld of Adventures in the Kitchen believes in celebrating life around the table. She is a recipe developer, cooking instructor and writer. She blogs over at Adventures In The Kitchen where she shares easy to make recipes, party inspiration and ideas for cooking with kids.

A native of Southern California her cooking is filled with fresh ingredients from local farmers markets and often served spicy. She fell in love with cooking as a little girl, playing in the kitchen after school. Trips to Italy and Australia have influenced her cooking and a love for simple, delicious meals.

As a cooking instructor she is passionate about inspiring kids to cook, along with encouraging the benefits of the family meal. Food tastes better when shared with family and friends.


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