Chocolate Brownies

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  • 17MINS
  • 59KCAL

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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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories59
  • Carbs6g
  • Protein2g
  • Fat2g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars1g

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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 to know in the blurb!

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?

  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Chocolate Brownies recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Chocolate Brownies recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Chocolate Brownies recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

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!

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 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 Chocolate Brownies 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.

How to make Chocolate Brownies

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

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Step 3

Pour into the lined baking tin and sprinkle over the dark chocolate chips. Place in the oven for 17 minutes.

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Step 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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Chocolate Brownies - Pinch of Nom Slimming RecipesWhat 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:

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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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Chocolate Brownies

These slimming-friendly Chocolate Brownies are the perfect treat if you’re following a diet plan like Weight Watchers or calorie counting!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    17 MINS
  • WW
    2 Smart
    Points
  • KCals 59
  • Carbs 6G
  • WW Points:
  • 2 Green
  • 2 Blue
  • 2 Purple

Ingredients

  • 100 g self raising flour
  • 50 g reduced fat spread or margarine
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 4 tsp Sweet Freedom Choc Shot
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • 25 g dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  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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Cathal MulvanyMonday 2nd March 2020

Can these be made into cupcakes/muffins? Make 16 individual cupcakes?

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    Holly LevellTuesday 12th May 2020

    Hi Cathal, yes you could make them as individual brownies in cupcake cases. Just keep an eye on them when cooking as they will cook quicker than in one large tin.

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AmandaSunday 1st March 2020

Hi, what is choc shot? Sorry if it’s a stupid question.

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    LisaWednesday 6th May 2020

    Hi Amanda, Choc Shot is a low calorie chocolate syrup. You can find it most supermarkets. You can use other brands of low calorie chocolate sauce too. Hope this helps.

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AmandaSunday 1st March 2020

What’s a choc shot? Tia x

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    HollyWednesday 6th May 2020

    Hi Amanda, choc shot is a low calorie chocolate syrup, you will find it in most supermarkets!

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VickySaturday 22nd February 2020

Sorry if I sound odd, but what is choc shot? Also where do I get it ? Thank you.

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    LisaWednesday 6th May 2020

    Hi Vicky. Choc shot is a low calorie chocolate syrup. You can get it in most supermarkets, but any chocolate syrup will do.

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Sarah SkewisSunday 16th February 2020

Hi-I was just wondering what a choc shot is? Thanks

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    HollyWednesday 6th May 2020

    Hi Sarah, choc shot is a low calorie chocolate syrup. It’s available in most supermarkets and online.

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RoseMary VidalWednesday 29th January 2020

Hi!
What could I use to substitute chocolate shot? I live in Spain.
Hope I can try these brownies….

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    Holly LevellTuesday 12th May 2020

    Hey, any low calorie or low sugar chocolate syrup would work for this Chocolate Brownie recipe

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Lucy AtkinsonTuesday 28th January 2020

Do you have to add the chocolate shot to the chocolate brownies

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    Holly LevellTuesday 12th May 2020

    Hi Lucy, any low calorie or low sugar chocolate syrup would work for these brownies if you can’t get choc shot.

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SarahSaturday 25th January 2020

My brownies hardly rose at all. I used an electric whisk. Should I of just stired the mixture together?

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    Holly LevellTuesday 12th May 2020

    Hi Sarah, it’s best to mix this by hand carefully and gently so as not to knock out any air from the mixture also make sure you use the correct sized tin.

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NicolaSunday 12th January 2020

How many grams per portion ?

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    Holly LevellTuesday 12th May 2020

    Hi Nicola, this chocolate brownie recipe will make 16 equal brownie portions

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RobertFriday 3rd January 2020

Hi, question are you using a tablespoon=15grms or just exactly what it says and a table spoon?

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    Sharon FitzpatrickThursday 7th May 2020

    Hi Robert, thankyou for your question. If an ingredient is given in tbsp (tablespoon) it is measured using a tablespoon measure and refers to a level tablespoon. You can buy sets of measuring spoons for this purpose if you don’t have a set already. Thankyou for getting in touch.

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BillieWednesday 11th December 2019

Hey there, sorry if this is a silly question – what’s a chocolate shot? Thanks!

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    Sharon FitzpatrickWednesday 6th May 2020

    Hi Billie, thanks for getting in touch with your question. Choc Shot is the brand name for a liquid chocolate syrup that is sweetened with fruit syrup. Hope that helps.

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RachelSaturday 28th September 2019

Hi
Can’t see the recipe for these brownies?

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    Holly LevellTuesday 12th May 2020

    Hi Rachel, If you scroll right down to the bottom of the page you will find the recipe card which includes ingredients and method.

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Jordanna CollinsWednesday 31st July 2019

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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    Emma TWednesday 25th September 2019

    Hi Jordanna,

    You could cook these for a couple of minutes less which would make them more gooey and less cake-like ????

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Emma TMonday 1st July 2019

Ahhh, so glad you enjoyed them! ????

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Emma TMonday 1st July 2019

Hi Zoe,

They should last a few days in the fridge. So glad you enjoyed them! ????

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    JulianaWednesday 1st April 2020

    I always find that mixing the baking powder last makes the dough much lighter, once cooked.. literally seconds before pouring it out??

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      LisaFriday 22nd May 2020

      Thank you for the tip, Juliana. We’ll try that next time we make a batch of these.

Carol RANDALLMonday 27th May 2019

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

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    Emma TThursday 20th June 2019

    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 ????

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BarbSaturday 27th April 2019

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

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Emma TSunday 7th April 2019

Sounds great! Glad you enjoyed them!

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ToriMonday 25th March 2019

My brownies don’t rise, am i missing a trick? 🙁

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    CateWednesday 10th April 2019

    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! ????

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SusanTuesday 19th March 2019

Can you please confirm what size eggs you used for this recipe please/
many thanks

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Jayne MappMonday 11th March 2019

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.

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JoanneMonday 4th February 2019

Hi how much orange extract would you put in please

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DidiFriday 25th January 2019

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

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LoletaThursday 17th January 2019

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

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Emma HunterSunday 13th January 2019

Hi

Can 1 substitute agave necter for the granulated sweetener?

Thanks

Emma

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AngieSunday 16th December 2018

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.

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JaimeSunday 14th October 2018

Hi
Very tasty BUT …mine turned out flat as a pancake??????? Any ideas why? I followed it down to a tee?!

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BridgetSaturday 6th October 2018

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 ???

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Natalie Ann DodgeSunday 26th August 2018

Hi there,

I’m going to try your gorgeous looking brownies, but can you tell me what sized eggs to use please x

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NikkiWednesday 15th August 2018

I just made these & added some orange flavouring to make them choc orange as the first ones tasted a bit bland as Karen said above.

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