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Southern Brownies

Boiled Peanut Brownies

1 cup boiled peanuts, shelled, rinsed and drained

1/4 cup plain yogurt

2   1 oz squares unsweetened chocolate

3 Tablespoons canola oil

1 cup Sugar in the Raw, or sugar

3 eggs, beaten

1/2 cup cocoa

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease 9 x 9 pan. Shell boiled peanuts, rinse, rinse, rinse and rinse again, if needed, to remove some of the salt.  Drain. Put drained peanuts in a bowl, add yogurt and puree with a immersion blender.

Southern Brownies
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Or, put in a food processor to puree.  Set aside. Heat squares of chocolate with canola oil, in the microwave..about 40 seconds. Stir to melt completely. Add sugar in the raw.  When at room temperature, add eggs and beat with a mixer until blended. Sift into bowl; cocoa baking powder, baking soda and salt. Beat until incorporated.  Add pureed peanuts and vanilla and mix well. Pour in pan and smooth top. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until wooden tester comes out clean. Enjoy!