Classic Fudge Brownies...On the Lighter Side

Classic Fudge Brownies...On the Lighter Side

I'm a chocolate lover. You could probably call me a choco-holic. I love everything chocolate...candy, cookies, cakes, ice's quite an addiction. In my quest to take better care of myself and try to eat healthier, I've cut back on my sweets consumption. But I'm one of those people that has to have dessert after dinner. Even if it's just a few bites of something. I need to feed my sweet tooth. 

Enter these brownies. I've adapted the recipe from Cooking Light and if you eat the correct portion size, these little tasty treats are only 186 calories per serving. Remember though, this is per serving. And this recipe should be cut to make 20 brownies.

Enjoy :-)

¾ cup all-purpose flour  
1 cup granulated sugar
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa
½ cup packed brown sugar
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt 
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks, divided
1/3 cup fat-free milk 
6 tablespoons butter, melted 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs, lightly beaten 

Preheat oven to 350°

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl. Combine 1/2 cup chocolate chunks and milk in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave at HIGH 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds. Stir in butter, vanilla, and eggs. Add milk mixture and 1/2 cup chocolate chunks to flour mixture; stir to combine.

Pour the batter into a 9-inch square metal baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs clinging. Cool in the pan on a rack. Cut into 20 squares.

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