Diet Dark Chocolate Brownies Recipe

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How about some chocolate brownies to satisfy your chocolate cravings on your diet? You won't miss any of the calories, fat, or carbs in these brownies! Just be sure that you don't over bake them.

Diet Dark Chocolate Brownies

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Diet Dark Chocolate Brownie Recipe:

Recipe Type: Cookies, Christmas Cookie, Chocolate, Diet
Yields: 12 to 20 brownies
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 20 min


1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tablespoon warm water
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder
1/2 cup butter, cut into small cubes
4 ounces dark or bittersweet chocolate (60% to 70% cocoa), room temperature and chopped into pieces
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup Splenda


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Position rack in the center of the oven. Lightly spray an 8-inch square baking dish.

In a small bowl, sift flour and baking powder together; set aside.

In another small bowl, blend the cocoa, water, vanilla extract, and espresso powder together; set aside.

In a large metal bowl set over a pan of hot, not simmering, water (bottom of the bowl should not touch the water), combine the butter and chocolate and let stand, stirring occasionally, until smooth and melted. (The mixture can be melted in the microwave on high power, stirring every 15 seconds. Remove when there are still a few lumps of chocolate and stir until fully melted). Learn different techniques for How To Melt Chocolate.

In a medium-size bowl, combine the beaten eggs, sugar, and Splenda. Stir in the cocoa mixture. Add the melted chocolate/butter mixture and stir to combine. Stir in the flour mixture until just incorporated (do not over mix).

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, 18 to 20 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through baking (do not over bake - the brownies will still look under baked when you take them out of the oven. They will set up as they cool). Remove from oven and let cool completely, approximately 1 hour, on a wire cooling rack before cutting.

Makes 12 to 20 brownies (depending on size you cut).


Diet Dark Chocolate Brownies - Nutritional Information

I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the below information. All information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues and consult your physician before starting a new fitness regimen.

Item Amount Fat Grams Carbohydrate Grams Calories
flour, all purpose 1/2 cup .6 47.5 227.5
cocoa powder, unsweetened 1/3 cup 4 24 160
butter 1/2 cup (1 stick or cube) 92 0 800
chocolate, dark 4 ounces 48 56 680
egg, whole 1 large 5 .6 75
egg whites 2 large 0 .6 32
sugar 1/3 cup 0 66 259
Splenda 1/3 cup 0 0 0
Recipe Totals 149.6 194.7 2,233.5

For 12 servings:
Per Serving - 12 fat grams, 16 carbohydrate grams, 186 calories

For 16 servings:
Per Serving - 9 fat grams, 12 carbohydrate grams, 140 calories

For 20 servings:
Per Serving - 7 fat grams, 9.7 carbohydrate grams, 112 calories

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