Frozen Mousse Brownie Sandwiches
Try this tempting take on store-bought ice cream sandwiches that relies on convenient brownie and pudding mixes. The frosty hand-held treats have a sweet filling tucked between fudgy brownie layers. --Test Kitchen
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. + freezing
- 1 package reduced-fat brownie mix (13-inch x 9-inch pan size)
- 2 cups cold fat-free milk
- 2 packages (1 ounce each) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
- 3 tablespoons vanilla or white chips, melted and cooled
- 1/2 cup reduced-fat whipped topping
- Line the bottom and sides of two 13x9-in. baking pans with parchment paper. Coat the paper with cooking spray. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions; divide batter evenly between the pans.
- Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until edges just begin to pull away from sides of pan and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs. Cool on wire racks.
- For mousse, in a bowl, whisk together the milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes. Stir a small amount of the pudding into the melted chips, then return all to the pudding. Fold in whipped topping.
- Cover two large cutting boards or inverted 15x10x1-in. baking pans with plastic wrap. Invert one pan of brownies onto prepared board or pan. Gently peel off the parchment paper. Spread the mousse to within 1/2 in. of edges. Carefully invert second brownie layer onto second board or pan. Gently peel off parchment paper, then place right side up over mousse filling.
- Cover and freeze for about 4 hours or until the filling is firm. Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before cutting into sandwiches. Individually wrap leftover sandwiches; store in the freezer.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 206 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 199mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch.
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Originally published as Frozen Mousse Brownie Sandwiches in Light & Tasty August/September 2004