It wouldn’t be the holidays without a bit of peppermint and chocolate, would it? I simply love this combination.
It used to be the death of my waistline during the holidays. Year after year I would devour peppermint bark, chocolate-peppermint fudge, peppermint hot chocolate and more.
Then a couple years ago I discovered a non-fat brownie mix that is surprisingly divine. I wiped my peppermint-chocolate slate clean, and made my own concoction from this mix to satisfy the craving during the holidays.
To verify I wasn’t fooling myself, I brought them in to my office one year to see if others would notice that these heavenly bites were low in fat. Within five minutes flat the two-dozen batch had vanished and people were asking for more!
At only 150 calories and 2 grams of fat – these are a holiday treat you can have without feeling like a lump of coal.
Tip: If you’re in a rush to get these to the table and don’t have 20 minutes, divide the batter into individual microwave dishes and microwave on high for 50 seconds. Remove and allow to cool 5 minutes.
Candy Cane Brownies
Prep Time: 5 min. Total Time: 20 min. Serves: 12
- Cooking spray
- 1/3 cup skim milk
- 1/3 cup 0% fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 18 Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses
- 1 (13.7 oz) box No Pudge! Original Fudge Brownie Mix
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper or tinfoil liners. Lightly coat with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a small bowl, combine the milk, yogurt and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth, about 30 sec.
Unwrap the candy cane kisses and set 12 aside. Chop the remaining six into very small pieces. Add to a large mixing bowl with the brownie mix.
Pour the yogurt mixture into the brownie mix and stir thoroughly until batter is smooth and uniform. Divide batter evenly among the 12 muffin cups.
Bake for 17 to 18 minutes rotating pan halfway through baking. Remove from oven and place one candy cane kiss on top of each brownie pressing down gently. Allow to cool slightly before consuming.
Calories: 153, Total Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 115mg, Total Carbohydrates: 33g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 26g, Protein: 3g
Protein/Fat/Carb Ratio: 9% / 5% / 86%