Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Brownies and Blondies

Here's another one of my old Facebook recipes, not really all that Weight Watchers friendly, but I'll still post the PointsPlus values. Who doesn't love brownies and blondies?!



-- Brownies --
12 servings
(Per serving : 6 PointsPlus / 199 Calories)

Ingredients
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon instant coffee
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup semi sweet or white chocolate chips

Directions
Preheat oven to 350F. Spray and line an 8" glass baking dish with parchment.

In a large bowl, combine cocoa powder, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt with a whisk. Make a well in centre. Stir coffee into 1 tablespoon hot water and add to the bowl. Add the butter, then the eggs and vanilla. Mix just until everything is combined.

Stir in the chocolate chips.

Pour the batter into the prapared pan and bake for about 25 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
Allow to cool before serving.

Adapted from AllRecipes.com.

-- Blondies --
12 servings
(Per serving : 6 PointsPlus / 196.1 Calories)

Ingredients
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 egg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup butterscotch chips

Directions
Preheat oven to 350F. Spray and line an 8" glass baking dish with parchment.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the centre of the bowl and add the melted butter.

Add the egg and vanilla and stir just until combined. Stir in both chocolate chips.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 25 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Cool before serving.

Adapted from AllRecipes.com.

Tools I used to calculate nutritional information/points:
The recipe analysis tool from Spark People and the
Weight Watchers points calculator.

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