I’m far from a chocoholoic but when the grocery store isles are filled with pink and red boxes of heart shaped cocoa goodness I have a hard time evading the chocolate fever.
But I am attempting to be sensible and eat that way as well. So the cure= No Pudge! Fudge Brownie Mix
Maybe you have seen this little pink box with the thin pig on it at the store:
I don’t always uses mixes to bake ( I promise). But when I want to know exactly how many calories I are consuming in getting my chocolate fix. . .well this little box comes in handy. All it takes is some plain or vanilla yogurt. I chose Wegmans’ vanilla light nonfat yogurt.
It makes for a very gooey batter but a gooey batter means a moist brownie.
The best thing is that each little chocolate square is only 100 calories!!! For you weight watchers out there that is only 2/3 points!
Plus I’m always a big fan of knowing how to pronounce the ingredients in my food so:
I apologize if that is a little hard to read but ingredients are: pure cane sugar, unbleached wheat flour, dutch cocoa, egg whites, cornstarch, wheat gluten, salt and baking soda-that’s it!
Obviously it is not gluten free-but it is barley free!
And I decided in the spirit of those chocolate hearts at the store to do some creative cutting:
There wasn’t enough space to make them all into hearts so the rest I made into brownie bites. And obviously by getting creative with shaping they are not all 100 calories (the small hearts and brownie bites are probably 50/60 each, the bigger hearts closer to 150 each).
The great thing is they have other flavors too: raspberry, mint, even cappuccino!
So what do you do when you have a craving? Do you give in? Find a happy medium/substitute? Or do you have incredible will-power?