Lighter Fudgy Brownies Recipe
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Lighter Fudgy Brownies Recipe

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"No one will ever guess that these soft, chocolaty brownies are made with light ingredients like yogurt and egg whites," assures Denise Baumert, field editor from Dalhart, Texas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 6 tablespoons fat-free plain or vanilla yogurt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • Confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 87 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 12mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, cocoa and yogurt. Stir in egg whites and vanilla. Gradually stir in flour and nuts just until combined.
  2. Pour into an 8-in. square baking pan that has been coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 25-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Fudgy Brownies in Taste of Home April/May 1998, p16

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Foreverdixie User ID: 6641314 52207
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2012

"These were very good; doubled the recipe - all were gone in one night! Very fudgy and easy to make. I was surprised how fast they were to make! I left out the nuts, but will try again soon with them! Loved these delicious brownies - especially with no saturated fat!"

DeeDeelovesCooking User ID: 6276703 46155
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"Not anything like the review stated."

springleaf User ID: 1035761 50519
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2011

"This is our family's standy brownie recipe. You can't beat it for being quick and low fat. I vary it by sometimes using other flavors of yogurt, peach is our favorite, and different nuts, like pecans. My kids love them when I put them in a bowl, add a few canned peaches, drizzle with a little choc syrup, and sprinkle with powdered sugar. It makes them feel like it is a very special treat! My husband and I eat them plain, and we will eat them all up if we are not careful. Try them, they are very good! And thank you Denise for a wonderful recipe!"

lareeone User ID: 2203881 22837
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2011

"I previously wrote my review and forgot to give it the star ratings. Excellent brownie and so easy to make. I make double batches and freeze them. Even the grandchildren like them."

feather2009 User ID: 4350859 50495
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2010

"These are my favorite healthy brownies to make...I am on wieght watchers and these fit right in and are quick and easy!!!"

sandramichelewaddell User ID: 3320243 17034
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2009

"i enjoyed everything about these. they were even better the next day. next time i would put a little less cocoa"

radell User ID: 3364525 51823
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2009

"It was like I was eating thick lump of choc. I didn't like it at all and will not make it again."

repel User ID: 1134154 47109
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2009

"I made these brownies using Splenda. They were awful! They did not grow. I use splenda many times without any trouble. I think some ingredients were left out.


[email protected] User ID: 1902015 58007
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2009

"I agree with the above comments. Made these and they seemed like they needed more sugar or something. Not tasty at all and we were disappointed as we are trying to find a good recipe to use that is low in fat etc. but yet tastes good for my husband's heart.


rskalicky User ID: 2219635 51822
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2009

"I made these without the walnuts and with Splenda instead of sugar. They were awful!!


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