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Bedtime Brownies Recipe

Donna Brockett of Kingfisher, Oklahoma sends her recipe for brownies that are so super-chewy, fudgy and delicious, you won't believe they're light!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso or other coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon boiling water
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dark baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, dissolve espresso granules in boiling water. Stir in the egg, sugar, corn syrup, butter and vanilla until blended. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; stir into sugar mixture until blended.
  • 2. Transfer to an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean and brownies begin to pull away from sides of dish. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 3. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Cut into squares. Yield: 9 brownies.

Nutritional Facts

1 brownie equals 186 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 148 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.