Blasphemy

July 15, 2010

Just in case you've ever wondered, it is in fact, impossible to hide an entire zucchini inside a batch of brownies. Trust me, I tried. And trust me, it was horrific.

I have no idea what came over me, but one minute I was mixing up a batch of Betty Crocker extra fudgey brownie mix, and the next minute, there I was, happily grating a football-sized zucchini into the very same bowl.

I couldn't hide this thing in my kid's suitcase if my left arm depended on it, why on earth would I ever be able to conceal it in a dessert?


The finished product:

I know those brownies don't look half bad, but they were jacked up. Spongy, stringy, and all around wretch-inducing.

If Betty Crocker showed up at my door just to kick me in the shins, I wouldn't blame her one bit.

15 comments:

Miss Erin said...

I've never tried to add zucchini to brownies but I LOVE a good chocolate zucchini cake (extra chocolate chips of course).

Bahston Beans said...

Icky. Did James try it?

Mindy said...

Yeah, I've made the same mistake with zucchini before. I guess some is good, but more is... not good.

Grandma said...

Reddi whip and chocolate sauce....no problem:)

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Karen said...

Just........ewwww!

JRO said...

That was my son's science project this year. And the results were...no you cannot hide zucchini in brownies. He was disappointed because he loves brownies but hates vegetables.

Christina said...

Try spinach instead. There's an awesome recipe for hiding a bunch of spinach in a batch of brownies and no, it does not taste like butt. (allrecipes.com is my friend)

Christina said...
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Christina said...

http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/28/Chocolate_Spinach_Brownies45022.shtml

My bad - it's not on allrecipes.com, but this is the link :)

wickedbusymomto3 said...

Hi Amy,
Zucchini in brownies I don't know about but zucchini in chocolate cake...to die for!
Here's my recipe from last year:

http://wickedbusymomto3.wordpress.com/2008/08/25/mmm-mmm-good-2/

Trust me, no one will know and you'll eat it all!

MissyRayn said...

Better additions to brownies are black beans or chick peas. Zucchini is better for chocolate cake :-)

I better go find my recipe and use the one in my fridge :-)

Laura said...

My mom makes some amazingly delicious brownies with zucchini... People never even know it's there!!

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Reenie's World said...

Try this instead: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Chocolate-Zucchini-Bread-I/Detail.aspx