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red velvet beet bars
Beets for dessert?
Some of you may be fortunate enough to still have beets in the ground. If not, remember them for next year!
They are easy to grow practically year round and offer delicious flavor as well as a powerful punch of nutrition and antioxidants.
Try this delicious dessert recipe for a new take on beets – just the right color for a Valentine’s Day treat!
1/2 cup pureed, boiled or roasted beets, cooled
1 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 egg
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
Preheat oven to 350. Mix together pureed beets, sugar, milk, and egg in a large bowl. Add baking powder, salt, and vanilla. Stir in cocoa powder, then slowly mix in flour. Pour batter into greased 8 or 9 inch square baking pan. Bake for 18 minutes. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
For buttercream, beat butter, sugar, and milk for three minutes until perfectly smooth and fluffy. Use spatula to spread an even, thick layer over your red velvet beet bars. ~parentingmiracles.net