Dark Chocolate Beet Brownies

Beets are absolutely delicious and I love them. These highly nutritious and “heart” friendly root vegetables are making a regular trip to my menu. I grew up eating these vegetables pickled and have been known to sneak a bowl of them chilling in the fridge. Beets can be incorporated all kinds of ways, but today we are going to try dark chocolate beet brownies.

Dark Chocolate Beet Brownie Recipe

Beets contain b vitamins, potassium, antioxidants and are an excellent source of folates, no wonder they are called heart friendly. Thank you to the folks at Terra’s Kitchen sharing this delicious recipe with us.

Here is how to make Dark Chocolate Beet Brownies


  • 8 tbsp. unsalted butter, room temperature plus more for buttering baking dish
  • 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 6 oz. cooked peeled whole beets from an 8.8 oz. package (about 2 medium beets), chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. fine salt
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter an 8×8-inch baking dish and line the bottom with parchment paper (remember to butter the top of the parchment too).
  2. Melt butter with chocolate in a medium saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is smooth.
  3. Remove bowl from heat and whisk in sugars. Whisk in eggs one at a time until each is thoroughly incorporated. Stir in beets, vanilla, and salt. Add flour and stir until just combined.
  4. Pour batter into prepared baking dish and bake in middle of the oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until just set. Let cool on a rack. Cut into 9 squares. Enjoy!

More nutritional facts about beets can be found at nutrition-and-you.com