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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When you’re starting out your slimming journey, there are certain foods that you see ‘slimming’ versions of that are just too good to be true to be diet friendly! Introducing… our legendary Chocolate Brownies! Fear not, our divine Chocolate Brownies are super quick and easy to make, and they truly taste rich and chocolatey: ideal if you’re counting calories or following a plan like WW.
Perfect for a mid-afternoon pick me up alongside a cuppa, or for a delicious dessert when you just NEED a chocolate fix.
There’s no trickery or complex prep work either: it really is a case of mixing it all together and banging it in the oven – so if you’re looking for a quick sweet treat, these are ready in no time at all. Feel free to experiment with flavours like orange zest and flavouring or mint to make these versatile Brownies even better!
What diets is this Chocolate Brownies recipe 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 or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chocolate Brownies recipe?
Weight Watchers’ new PersonalPoints plan calculates each individual’s Points allowance based on their unique food preferences and goals. This means we’re no longer able to offer exact WW points for our recipes.
The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.
Do you need any special ingredients to make this Chocolate Brownies recipe?
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 a low sugar chocolate sauce that’s almost a syrup. We always have a bottle in the cupboard, and it makes a great hot chocolate. You can even experiment with their other flavours like spiced orange or coconut!
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.
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How to make Chocolate Brownies
Preheat the oven to 170°C. Spray a baking tin (approx 8×8 inches) with low calorie cooking spray and line the bottom with baking parchment.
Place the reduced fat spread, granulated sweetener, baking powder, self raising flour, eggs, cocoa and Choc Shot into a large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.
Pour into the lined baking tin and sprinkle over the dark chocolate chips. Place in the oven for 17 minutes.
Once cooked, turn out onto a wire rack and remove the baking parchment. Cut into 16 squares and serve warm or cold!
What should you should serve with these 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:
Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.
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 these 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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These slimming-friendly Chocolate Brownies are the perfect treat if you’re following a diet plan like Weight Watchers or calorie counting!
- KCals 59
- Carbs 6G
- Pre-heat the oven to 170°C. Spray a baking tin (approx 8x8 inches) with low calorie cooking spray and line the bottom with baking parchment.
- Place the reduced fat spread, granulated sweetener, baking powder, self raising flour, eggs, cocoa and Choc Shot into a large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Pour into the lined baking tin and sprinkle over the dark chocolate chips. Place in the oven for 17 minutes.
- 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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