Yes, they do exist. And, yes, they are delish!
I wouldn't call them HEALTHY, but they are definitely HEALTHIER than normal brownies.
To boast just a few of their benefits, they:
- Taste deliciously fudgy! No flavor compromises here.
- Have 100 calories LESS per serving than their non-modified counterparts. ONLY 125 CALORIES! You won't believe it, but its true.
- 1/3 less fat and 1/2 the carbs compared to your typical cream cheese brownies.
- Umm, cream cheese... need I say more?
(And, yes, I did eat one for breakfast - as if you even had to ask! *grin*)
"Healthier" Cream Cheese Brownies
6 Tbs reduced-calorie stick margarine (don't use tub margarine, it contains too much water)
1 egg white
1 Tbs vanilla
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 (8oz.) block of 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
1/4 cup Stevia or other "measures-like-sugar" no calorie sweetener
Preheat oven to 350*
Spray bottom only of an 8x8 glass baking pan
Beat sugar and margarine with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg, egg white, and vanilla. Beat well.
Gradually add flour and cocoa, mix thoroughly.
Pour into baking pan.
Beat cream cheese and sweetener until smooth. Add milk. Beat on high until smooth.
Pour over fudge mix in pan (will be thick!). Using a knife, swirl together to create a marbled effect.
Bake for 30 -32 minutes.
Makes 16 servings.
"Healthier Brownies" vs . "Normal Brownies"
Servings per batch 16 16
Calories per serving 125 220
Fat per serving 6.7g 9g
Protein 2.9g 2g
Carbs 14.1g 32g
Sodium 107mg 135mg