Lightened-Up Fudgy Brownies Recipe
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Lightened-Up Fudgy Brownies Recipe

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Almond extract enhances these chocolaty treats without adding calories. “These lightened brownies are fudgy and delicious–no one will realize they’re lower in fat,” says Margaret Wilson of Hemet, California.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
Healthy Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Nutritional Facts

1 brownie equals 205 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 75 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir the butter and chocolate until melted. Remove from the heat; stir in sugar until blended. Cool for 10 minutes.
  2. Combine the egg whites, egg and extract; stir into chocolate mixture until blended. Combine the flour, cocoa and baking powder; gradually stir into chocolate mixture until blended.
  3. Transfer to a 9-in. square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Fudgy Brownies in Light & Tasty August/September 2007, p50

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Reviewed Apr. 19, 2012

"Unsweetened baking chocolate (Bakers)"

Reviewed Jul. 7, 2011

"Why is this in the diabetic recipes category? And by what criteria does this rate a healthy heart rating? I don't get it."

Reviewed Sep. 23, 2009

"I think the recipe means stir the butter and unsweetened chocolate."

Reviewed Sep. 10, 2009

"Re the Fudgy Brownies...

the direction say '...over medium heat, stir the butter and chocolate until melted.' What chocolate? I'm assuming chocolate morsels, right? How's not listed under ingredients. Can you use the sugar substitute in place of regular sugar in the recipe?

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