The surprise ingredient in this dessert is beets—they add fiber, folate, and potassium.

Lori Powell
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a blender, puree beets with liquid until smooth, scraping down sides with a spatula as needed. (You should have about 1/2 cup puree.)

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  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease an 8-inch square glass baking dish. In a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, melt butter and 4 oz. chocolate, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is smooth. Remove bowl from heat; whisk in sugar. Whisk in eggs 1 at a time until incorporated. Stir in pureed beets, vanilla and salt. Fold in all but 2 Tbsp. flour. Toss remaining 2 Tbsp. flour with remaining 2 oz. chocolate chips and cherries. Fold into batter until just combined.

  • Pour batter into prepared baking dish and bake until just set, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool completely in dish on a wire rack. For easiest cutting, refrigerate for at least 1 hour, then divide into 12 squares.

Nutrition Facts

234 calories; fat 10g; saturated fat 6g; mono fatg; poly fatg; protein 3g; carbohydrates 35g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 41mg; iron 1mg; sodium 74mg; calcium 28mg.