1/2-1 cup chocolate chips (optional) (I prefer 60% Ghirardelli)
Though these still contain quite a bit of sugar, by using the smart balance butter, replacing some of the butter with pureed beans, adding egg beaters and whole wheat flour, they are healthier than most brownies you come across, but you won't know by the taste!
The sea salt gives these an extra burst of flavor -- I highly recommend using good salt. If you like, sprinkle a little more on top before baking.
Melt butter and chocolate over a double boiler or in microwave.
Stir in beans
Stir in sugar, then egg, than vanilla
Stir in flour and salt
Stir in chips
pour and spread evenly into 8x8 pan sprayed with cooking spray (preferably butter flavor)
Bake at 325 for about 40 minutes, until a knife comes out clean in the center.