Friday, February 17, 2012

125 Calorie Cream Cheese Brownies

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 

3/4 cup sugar
6 Tbs reduced-calorie stick margarine (don't use tub margarine, it contains too much water)
1 egg
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
3 Tbs 1% milk

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

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