Chocolate Brownies

These slimming-friendly Chocolate Brownies are the perfect treat if you’re following a diet plan like Weight Watchers or Calorie counting!

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

Our Chocolate Brownies are super quick and easy to make. It really is a case of mixing it all together and baking it – so if you’re looking for a quick chocolate fix, these are ready in no time at all!

We’ve got a whole heap of tasty treat for you to bake, why not try some more of our recipes?

How many Calories are in these Chocolate Brownies?

There are 59 calories in each of our slimming friendly Chocolate Brownies. This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category. 

This recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

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What diets are these Chocolate Brownies suitable for?

This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions; 

  • Self Raising Flour
  • Baking Powder

Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chocolate Brownies recipe?

These Chocolate Brownies have just 2 Points each! That’s a whopping point saving on a full fat brownie, and the perfect way to get your chocolate hit!

How to make these Chocolate Brownies

Don’t worry if you’re not a natural baker – these Chocolate Brownies are really simple! Here’s a summary;

  • Preheat the oven and line a square baking tin with parchment
  • Add all of the ingredients, except the chocolate chips into a bowl and whisk until light and fluffy

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  • Pour into the baking tin and sprinkle over the chocolate chips

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  • Bake until just cooked. Leave in the tin to cool
  • Peel off the parchment and cut into squares
  • Serve with your choice of accompaniment from the list below

What should you should serve with Chocolate Brownies?

These are pretty good just on their own, but if you fancied making them into a full dessert you could try serving with the following:

  • Low calorie ice cream
  • Fresh fruit
  • Fat free yoghurt
  • Frozen Fruit

Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values. 

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Do you need any special ingredients to make Chocolate Brownies?

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These Chocolate Brownies are really simple to make, so don’t worry if you’re new to baking!

You’ll need some Choc Shot. It’s made by a company called Sweet Freedom, and you can get it in most supermarkets in the free from aisle or by the hot chocolate.

It’s basically a chocolate sauce, that’s pretty low in sugar. We always have a bottle in the cupboard, and it makes a great hot chocolate.

You also need a good baking tin is essential.

You can pick one up from most large supermarkets, or over on Amazon!

It’s really important that you use self-raising flour and not plain flour as this helps with the rise. It’s also important to make sure you use baking powder and not baking soda.

You can really experiment with the flavours in the brownies. Why not add some orange extract and orange zest for a chocolate orange version!

Can you cook Chocolate Brownies another way?

‘Fraid not…these tasty treats need to be baked in the oven!

How do you know when these Chocolate Brownies are cooked?

These Chocolate Brownies should be slightly risen, with a little gooeyness in the middle. They won’t be quite as sticky as a full calorie version but they’re still really tasty.

It’s best to under cook these brownies just a tiny bit, and leave them to cool in the tin. This carries on the cooking process so they’ll be just perfect!

Cook them for 16-17 minutes in the oven.

How long can you keep Chocolate Brownies?

Store these brownies in an airtight tin. They will keep for 3-4 days. 

If you find they’re a little stale, pop into the microwave for 10-20 seconds to freshen up.

Can I freeze Chocolate Brownies?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

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brownies 5 minutes 17 minutes




59kcal 2

Smart Points (Flex/Freestyle)

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  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C. Spray a baking tin (approx 8x8 inches) with Low Calorie Cooking Spray and line the bottom with baking parchment.
  2. Place the reduced fat margarine spread, granulated sweetener, baking powder, self raising flour, eggs, cocoa and choc shot into a large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.
  3. Pour into the lined baking tin and sprinkle over the dark chocolate chips. Place in the oven for 17 minutes.
  4. Once cooked, turn out onto a wire rack and remove the baking parchment. Cut into 16 squares and serve warm or cold!

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.


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  1. Hi pardon my ignorance but what is choc shot?? By the way tried quite a few of ur recepies and I love them! Keep them coming!
    Kelly ann

  2. Hi could you please give me the quantity ammounts of ingredients please for these brownies . Thank you Sharon

  3. Love these Brownies. I found that if you sieve your floor baking powder and coco and use an electric whisk they come out lovely and fluffy. Also definately use a 5inch x5 inch tin. Put up a photo on post and so far 362 likes😊😊😊😊😊.
    Thank you for solving my chocolate fix 😘

    1. Thank you!!!!! I’m going to be making these next week and I’ve been worried about what size tin to buy!!! 5”x5” I’m presuming it’s not a special size and I can get it anywhere!!! X

  4. These gave me the perfect chocolaty treat over Easter! So, quick and easy to make and very light and tasty. I used Sweet Freedom Fruit Syrup as sweetener as I prefer to use that instead of a granulated sweetener. I took a few to my SW weigh in evening and they were a big hit! I’m making another batch tomorrow and will add some raspberries. Thanks PON for yet another wonderful, winning recipe!

  5. Hi thank you for the receipe I loved the look of these brownies and although I do not bake often I thought even I could try this, and feed my chocolate craving!! The texture was perfect I put it in the pre warmed oven at gas mark 3 in a 8”x 8” tin for 17 mins, took it out and was so sad. It had not raised as high as the ones in the pictures ( yes I definitely used self raising flour and baking powder) and it did not have the chocolately taste I had hoped for. Going to try it again using Claire’s advice sieving the flour, coco powder and baking powder with the electric whisk and using a smaller tin 5” x 5” and hopefully get the results everyone has mentioned. Wish me luck.

  6. Hi if i follow recipe will they come out as rich and chocolatey as pic . I dont want to be dissapointed as i am pretty good at cake making ☺

  7. I’ve now tried this twice but I keep getting the texture of a cleaning sponge rather than light and fluffy. It’s more sense and spongy. Don’t now is this is just how it is or am I doing something wrong.

  8. Made these but used bun tins instead of a cake tin. I got 24 but I forgot to add the choc chips before cooking….
    I am going to add some quark and sprinkle the chips on that.
    I used choc options and a little water instead of choc shot.
    They smell divine.

  9. Thank you for sharing the recipe
    and I am going to add some quark and sprinkle the chips on that.
    I used choc options and a little water instead of choc shot.
    They smell divine. and also eats good.

  10. Hi, I made these and loved them! Stored them in an air tight container but they started to go mouldy after only a couple of days! Can I ask your recommendation for storage please? Thank you! Love your recipes xxx

  11. Hi,
    These look amazing! going to make them later today.
    however tried a few supermarkets and all i could find was the sweet freedom choc pot (choc spread) and choc shake (for milkshakes)… could i use either of them?

  12. Mine didn’t go cake like at all 🙁 totally flat as a pancake and really dense! Don’t know what I did wrong 🤔🙁😩

  13. I was so desperate to make these brownies and I had all ingredients in the house apart from the fora light. I was too lazy to go out so I replaced the flora light with 0% fat Greek style yogurt – which in hind sight I think is actually pretty god to use as it gives the brownies a little bit of that “gooey brownie” texture while still be cooked all the way through – (I also only had 3 eggs left so I just used 3 instead of 4 eggs) and they turned out perfectly! I love this recipe! Thank you so much for sharing!

  14. Just made these and they came out flat and with a sponge like texture. I had to substitute the flour for gluten free but all other ingredients the same. Preheated oven and didn’t open the door until cooked. Any advice gratefully received.-The mixture was quite runny so ???

  15. Hi! Can you substitute the flora light with applesauce? If not can you provide another alternative to the flora light? I am having a hard time finding it in the supermarket.

  16. These are so yum. I found them a little dry, so added 1tbsp yogurt. Perfect!
    I also varied it with beetroot: Cook 500g and blitz, then add to the mix. They are so moist and enhance the chocolatey flavour. A definite tray to keep me on plan

  17. Hey made theses today. I think I used a tin that was too large so never got the rise will use a smaller one next time. I’m not sure if anyone else has mentioned this but I found them very eggy do I have to use 4 eggs??

    Love your recipes. Making the enchilada lasagne for the millionth time tonight xx

  18. These are absolutely delicious! more cake than brownie but still a godsend when the sweet cravings kick in. I’ve started adding a few blueberries to the mixture too, just for a change.

    1. Hi Tori!

      It’s really important not to over-mix the ingredients as this can knock the air out. Check that the tin is the correct size too. Make sure the oven is preheated and up to temperature before you pop the brownie mix in to cook. Try to avoid opening the oven until at least 2/3 of the way through cooking time.
      You could also try whisking the egg whites separately and folding them into the mixture to introduce as much air as possible.

      Hope that helps! 🙂

  19. Made these using gluten free flour and an extra teaspoon of baking powder. They are scrumptious and husband, who is coeliac, loved them.

  20. Mine hasn’t risen as well it shows on the picture, did everything it said oh dear taste ok though xx

    1. Hi Carol,

      Make sure you’re using the correct sized tin and be careful to mix the ingredients gently so as not to knock any air out. Brownies aren’t generally fluffy so they should have a little density to them 😊

  21. Hi these were lovely although they came out with more of a cake texture rather than a brownie consistency. Can you advise if I have gone wrong and where please?

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