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No-Guilt Brownies

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Makes

16 brownies

Yes, you can watch your diet and enjoy treats, too! These healthy brownies are the perfect cure for a serious chocolate craving. —Rita Ross, Delta, Ohio
No-Guilt Brownies Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 3 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup 1% cottage cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place the egg whites, cottage cheese and vanilla in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Add chocolate; cover and process just until blended, about 15 seconds. Combine the sugar, flour, baking powder and salt; add to cottage cheese mixture. Cover and pulse until just moistened.
  2. Spread into an 8-in. square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 20-25 minutes (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

1 brownie: 117 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 107mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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