Pecan Fudge Brownies With Sweet Potato Frosting

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"From one of our national supermarkets free monthly magazine July '17. Posted for You Want What!? A Recipe Posting Game. Note cooling times have not been included."

Original recipe yields 16 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (84.1 g)
  • Calories 345
  • Total Fat - 21.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 62.2 mg
  • Sodium - 71.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 34.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.6 g
  • Sugars - 22 g
  • Protein - 5.5 g
  • Calcium - 37.8 mg
  • Iron - 2.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Position a rack in the centre of oven and preheat oven to 180C/160C fan forced.

Step 2

Spray a 20cm square baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and line the base and 2 opposite sides with baking paper allowing the sides to overhang.

Step 3

Place 170 grams of the chocolate and the butter in a medium heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and stir until melted and smooth and sit aside for 10 minutes to cool, or until lukewarm.

Step 4

In a bowl, whisk the sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt to blend and then whisk in the chocolate mixture and stir in flour and then 1 cup (120 grams) pecans.

Step 5

Transfer to the prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes or until edges are set and centre if still slightly wobbly and transfer to a wire rack and set aside to cool completely.

Step 6

Meanwhile, place sweet potatoes in a saucepan and add enough water to cover by 2.5cm and bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender and drain the sweet potatoes, transfer to blender and blend until smooth.

Step 7

Add the remaining chocolate and blend until smooth and transfer to a bowl and set aside, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour or until the frosting has cooled to room temperature and can hold soft peaks.

Step 8

Lift brownie from pan and spread frosting over brownies and top with the remaining pecans.

Step 9

Cut into 16 squares. wiping knife with a hot moist cloth after each cut.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I chose this recipe for it's uniqueness. The brownies and the frosting are quite good, especially when using dark chocolate! The sweet potato, though, got lost in the chocolate - we couldn't tell it was there by the taste. We do like our brownies with frosting on them - so a major plus is how low-cal the frosting is, since it has no butter or sugar (other than what's in the chocolate). Thanks for posting this novel take on frosted brownies

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(4 Jan 2020)