Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
16 squares (serving size: 1 square)

These sweet, chewy brownies get their rich flavor from both cocoa and dark chocolate, but they're lower in fat than traditional brownies because the recipe calls for a low-fat milk, fewer eggs, and a reduced amont of sugar and butter.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, cocoa, and salt in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk.

Step 3

Place butter and chocolate in a medium microwave-safe bowl, and microwave at HIGH for 45 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds. Stir until smooth, and set aside. Cool slightly. Add 1 cup sugar, milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, egg yolks, and egg; stir with a whisk to combine. Add butter mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Pour batter into an 8-inch square metal baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out almost clean.

Ratings & Reviews

healthybaker12's Review

September 04, 2011
These brownies were outstanding! I brought them over to a small get-together and they were all gone within the first 1/2 hour! So delicious and fudgy!

BankGirl1976's Review

September 19, 2010
I followed the recipe exactly...they were decent for being so low in fat/calories. I should have taken them out maybe 3 -5 minutes sooner. Will make again.

CW1979's Review

January 01, 2011
The brownies were decent, but definitely not fudgy. I've had better low fat brownies from Cooking Light. I had to increase the bake time by 5 minutes. It just tastes like something is missing.

Lemnpie's Review

February 24, 2013
My husband thoroughly enjoyed these. I thought they were Devine. One little piece was so rich enough for me. I added a 1/4 tsp of cinnamon to the dry ingredients. I love cinnamon and chocolate together. This is a keeper.

DrDiet's Review

February 04, 2014
Be sure to keep in mind that 147 Calories only applies if you cut this into 16 brownies. If you were to make it something more reasonable, like 8, each brownie has 294 Calories. Delicious, but not light.

crusnock's Review

January 15, 2011
These were good, but there was nothing special about them to cause me to prefer these over a box mix.

AuntMarcy's Review

September 20, 2010
Fills the need for the chocolate buzz with 1/2 the calories. Satisfies the sweet tooth. Perfect in moisture, texture and presentation. Will be served at the next family gathering!

Jocilyn's Review

September 23, 2010
Not bad

gkd1029's Review

February 17, 2015
These are more cakey than I prefer in a brownie, but have a good chocolate flavor. They are more on the bitter chocolate side than sweet.

user's Review

October 17, 2011
these brownies are AMAZING! i love that they are light because my husband and I love to eat them!! so easy to make, will make again and again! YUM!!