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Lighter Fudgy Brownies Recipe

Lighter Fudgy Brownies Recipe

"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 YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

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.

Reviews for Lighter Fudgy Brownies

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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!"

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

"Not anything like the review stated."

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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!"

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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."

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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!!!"

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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"

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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."

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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.

jrepel"

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dfinegan@charter.net 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.

Debbie"

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

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

Rebecca"

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ssengilla User ID: 1826911 81169
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2009

" I made these brownies this weekend.  I double the batch and placed it in a 9X 13 pan.  Did not care for them.  I could taste the yogart and to me it was too much chocolate.  I agree with other people something is missing from this receipe just can not figure it out. "

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Matthew30 User ID: 644839 48033
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2009

"I made this recipe and served it at the office. Everyone who tasted it wanted the recipe. These brownies are absolutely delicious! Simple to make and I will serve them often. Thanks for a great healthy recipe."

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kelli45 User ID: 1812175 50493
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2009

"very rich and chocolaty"

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lareeone User ID: 2203881 46154
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009 Edited Mar. 30, 2011

"I made these last weekend and was very pleased with the taste. So good I had to put them in single serving bags and freeze them so we wouldn't eat them all at one time. Thanks for the Weight Watchers point information."

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mistylee35 User ID: 2547667 58006
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"Not sure exactly what went wrong, but these tasted awful. They didn't rise at all. My two year old will eat them, but no one else will. Sorry."

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vlarson User ID: 470942 22836
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"these are great, my husband even liked them."

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Caa User ID: 3220887 23564
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"I agree! For some reason they didn't rise in the pan and had a rubber like texture."

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nubyenoh User ID: 3517362 51821
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"The Worst!"

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christiroy User ID: 2855635 46153
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"I used vanilla yogurt on these and I think that is what gave them a different taste that my family didn't like."

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fredaji User ID: 1765157 81168
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"They were quite tasty. Certainly easy to make and it gave just the right amount of chocolate "fix" without all fat."

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mystery22 User ID: 2810453 23562
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"They were okay but kind of bland. My husband ate one."

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kelleypr User ID: 3401849 27563
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"I substituted half the sugar with Splenda. It did NOT work well - and there was very little chocolate taste."

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rosiepooh User ID: 1542313 21990
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"Made these and threw them out. They tasted blah!! I think they would have been better with a little salt added to them. Will not try again.

Rose"

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ponka577 User ID: 1520104 58005
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"I must have done something wrong but I don't think so These were not good.

Tasteless and hard and did not rise Had ot dump. Sorry!
Ponka"

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SunnieB User ID: 764318 22835
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"I tried this recipe using 1/2 C sugar and 1/2 C equivalent Fructose. I also omitted the nuts. They turned out so fudgy to the point of being rubbery. I will try again using 1 egg and 1 egg white...hopefully that will help??"

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kkzscheile@msn.com User ID: 1302030 51816
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"RE: Fudgy Brownies

I'll make these again. I used Splenda for the sugar to help lower the calories even more. I did not have problems cooking them, in fact I coo9ked them a little less. Other than the taste being not a sweet as usual brownies, I found them great with a cup of coffee or tea. skaycolorado"

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Grammag User ID: 2816879 22794
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"Will not make again, taste ok but texture was gummy even though I baked it longer, hard to cut and eat."

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GSN12 User ID: 530535 202643
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"found them to be a little dry. very chocolaty and not sweet. guess I'm just not used to this new taste. like that it is low in fat, though. family doesn't care for them and prefer a more sweeter taste."

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mchervenak User ID: 480291 81167
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"Considering how low in fat these brownies are, they are pretty good. You certainly can't compare them to a decadant full-fat variety loaded with cholocate chips, but a viable alternative for those with dietary restrictions."

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daphnev71 User ID: 2631154 202642
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"No, no, no. These brownies were not good. My 12 yr old who eats ANYTHING sweet said they were awful. Had to throw them out."

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curiouskg User ID: 3088143 81166
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"I made these and thought they were the worst tasting brownies I've ever made. Horribly chalky!"

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DeBresser User ID: 1149905 46152
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"Made these as a dessert for the Super Bowl Party I had. After chili and wings, everyone raved about this light fare. Eleanor D. Ontario Canada"

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carolgreeneyez User ID: 2576296 22066
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"My entire family loved these brownies and didn't even realize they were healthier than the average brownie. My hubby couldn't tell they were not the regular gooey brownies I make.

carolgreeneyez"

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lilred_ne User ID: 2625643 22061
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"This was a yummy, chocolately treat. I used 2/3 cup of sugar vs. the 1 cup since the one commentor felt it was too sweet. With 2/3 cup of sugar, it was delicious. I wil definately make this one again."

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annemarieh User ID: 134485 47108
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2009

"I followed the recipe except I used one whole egg intead of 2 whites. I mixed all by hand and they came out great. I never have luck with boxed mixes so I was thrilled at how easy and good these were. I think you should give them another try."

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brensmom User ID: 2052491 22056
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2009

"Re: Fudgy Brownies:

My husband is a cholcolate lover, and he tasted them, and said they tasted awful. He told me to throw "it" out, as he would not eat them. Did you add anything annemarieh? I think you should add baking powder to make them raise. I did use an 8 inch pan. I used everything as the receipe listed.anyway, I will not make them again. I threw the receipe away."

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annemarieh User ID: 134485 46151
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2009

" I followed the recipe as given and mine turned out thick and moist.  I don't think anything was left out of the recipe.  The only thing I did different was use one whole egg instead of 2 egg whites.  Be sure to use an 8 inch pan and not a 9x13. "

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annemarieh User ID: 134485 22793
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2009

"I made these on 2/1 and I was delighted with them. I see no reason to buy another box mix. In fact, I am making them again this weekend and using raspberry yogurt.Give the recipe a try. I think you will be delighted!"

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nettyb User ID: 1200484 47104
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2009

"I'm so glad I read your comment. I was thinking of making them, but now I won't. Thanks for saving me the time and effort!"

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asnunez User ID: 2408742 47103
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2009

"This brownie recipe just did not work!!! it was flat and just plain nasty!! Did this lady forget an ingredient? Maybe some baking soda or baking powder?"

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brensmom User ID: 2052491 21989
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2009

"I would not make these again, as they come out terrible. I think ingredients were left out,and they did not raise. It looked like a flat pancake, when I took them out of the oven. I have used Splenda before in receipes, but these were terrible."

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mildredbelardo User ID: 2937933 27553
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2009

"Can we have this or another Brownie receipt using Splenda?"

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countryag95 User ID: 3157042 202641
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2009

"Splenda (at least straight, regular splenda....as oposed to the baking splena) does NOT work in this recipe. I tried it...eewww!"

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lorr...aine User ID: 2812231 22055
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2009

"My question was the same as darby 1229, askingabout substituting Splenda for real sugar.

Would this be okay??"

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carriejc User ID: 2468566 17033
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2009

"can this be made with a diabetic sugar, such as Splenda? CJC, Tacoma, Wa"

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FabFlo User ID: 96049 50447
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2009

"I am going to try these and I appreciate the Calorie and fat count, but would like to see the sugar gms also. Flo, Halifax,PA"

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snowda User ID: 207389 52205
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2009

"Are these brownies oke for pre-diabetics?? "

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countryag95 User ID: 3157042 22792
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2009

"Just 2 points per serving for those following Weight Watchers! Can't wait to try this recipe!"

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redram37 User ID: 244092 22784
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2009

"I'll be using this recipe from now on, as neither my daughter-in-law, nor I need the extra calories and we love chocolate."

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wanttobehealthy User ID: 2836254 81162
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2009

"these look so good thanks for coming up with so many lighter ideas"

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patscooking User ID: 1069729 46150
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2009

"If these brownies are made with Splenda, how many carbs will be in each? PJZ"

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MangiaMangia User ID: 248871 50350
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2009

"This was really easy and tasty, but next time I will reduce the amount of sugar as they were too sweet. I might also try omitting the vanilla extract -- that also makes them extra sweet."

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karlas_kitchen User ID: 2852414 23561
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2009

"I don't usually use artificial sweetners of any kind, but have noticed the few times I've made something for someone else, Splenda makes it dryer so added an extra egg and/or extra oil to make it moister. Don't know if that helps or not. I prefer plain old sugar. Karla"

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jamirblaze User ID: 1439893 52202
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2009

"Sugar is highly refined, and splenda is just a more refined version. It's all "bad" for you unless you use cane juice, honey, raw sugar, etc. for sweetener. Anyway, I think you could try just splenda, but the baking blend that they sell may be better."

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Pnina User ID: 213599 58004
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2009

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lrlloyd User ID: 3271579 17032
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2009

"The recipe as it stands sounds wonderful, but I was wondering if I could use Splenda instead of the sugar?"

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djb1240 User ID: 1014935 51815
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2009

"Great dessert."

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