Brownies get an ooey-gooey makeover with the addition of a cream cheese topping. Calorie-free sweetener makes this a tasty, lower-sugar alternative to the traditional brownie, but just as fudgy as your go-to favorite dessert recipe..
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons reduced-calorie stick margarine, softened
1/4 cup "measures-like-sugar" calorie-free sweetener
3 tablespoons 1% low-fat milk
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°.
Beat sugar and margarine with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg, egg white, and vanilla; beat well. Gradually add flour and cocoa, beating well. Pour into an 8-inch square pan coated with cooking spray.
Beat cream cheese and sweetener with a mixer at high speed until smooth. Add milk; beat well. Pour cream cheese mixture over chocolate mixture; swirl together using the tip of a knife to create a marbled effect.
Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into squares.
Tip: Don't use reduced-calorie or fat-free tub margarine in this recipe because those products contain water, which will make the brownies gummy.
I made these using only splenda for both parts of the recipe calling for sugars & they turned out great. They were not "rubbery" as the intro statement would suggest. Also plenty sweet enough since splenda tastes sweeter than sugar does. So use both parts splenda for a better tasting healthy brownie. I also bumped up my cocoa powder to 1/2 c so they were good & chocolately!
My brother is a diabetic and very conscious of his carbs and sugars. So, I made this for his visit last night. I had to cover it with icecream(no sugar added, of course). It just did not taste like a dessert, since it just was not sweet enough. Maybe more Splenda in the Cream Cheese. But it used two bowls, two mixings..really just too much trouble and it made only a small pan. It really was just 8 small servings. I do have to say it was very moist. If you are watching sugars and don't want it too sweet, this is for you.
These brownies are addicting!! I realize that I cannot make them often because my family ate almost the whole pan in one night! I like the fact that they are a little bit lighter than other brownie recipes, but it is hard to stop at one. Very good and easy to make.
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