Sweet Cooking

A Lighter Brownie

In Brownies & Bars on November 4, 2010 at 2:36 pm

Do you read Cooking Light? I’ve been subscribing to that magazine for years. Some issues are better than others, but I always enjoy their “Lighten Up” recipe. Basically, a reader sends in a recipe that is full of fat, processed food and calories, and the chefs at Cooking Light make the same dish using less of that bad (but oh so good) stuff. In October, they “lightened up” some brownies. Being a health conscience gal who quite enjoys her sweets, I decided to give this Fudgy Brownie recipe a shot.

Start with a mixture of melted butter and chocolate. How is this light, one might ask??? It's only 1/3 cup of butter....


and a mere 2 ounces of dark chocolate.

The recipe comes together very easily. Just follow the instructions and you should have brownie batter that looks like this.


The brownies bake for 20 minutes at 350°. I dusted mine with powdered sugar and took them to a birthday party.

I honestly couldn't tell that the brownies were "light". I ate 4 (not to mention licking the bowl) so I had to go to the gym anyway. Enjoy!

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