Skinny Recipe: Rich and Fudgy Low-Cal Cocoa Brownies

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Moist and chewy without being a calorie bomb, this low-cal cocoa brownie recipe will be a hit at your next party. Since you’re only substituting half the sugar for a no-calorie sweetener you still get a fudgy,chocolate-y brownie but without nearly as many calories as in traditional recipes.

Cocoa Brownies
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Cristiano Betta

Makes 1 dozen brownies


1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup Stevia In The Raw or the equivalent of your favorite sweetener
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup Dutch cocoa powder
1 cup chopped walnuts nuts (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch baking pan and set aside. In a large bowl, beat together the melted butter, sugar and Stevia in the Raw. Add flour and baking powder and mix well to combine. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in vanilla extract, cocoa powder and walnuts. Mix well and pour batter into prepared baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then cut into 12 squares.

Nutritional Facts

Calories 230
Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 7g
Carbohydrate 16g
Dietary fiber 2g
Protein 5g
Sodium 40mg

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 8:31 am

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