Makeover Pick-Me-Up Cream Cheese BrowniesThe lightened up version of these brownies tastes absolutely decadent but weighs in at a…
Makeover Pick-Me-Up Cream Cheese Brownies
1/4 cup reduced-fat butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 2 egg whites 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted 1 teaspoon rum extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate baking chips CHEESECAKE LAYER: 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder 2 tablespoons hot water 6 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese 1/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon rum extract 1 egg 1/2 cup 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate baking chips
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs and egg whites, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Beat in melted chocolate and extract.
Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture.
Fold in baking chips; set aside.
In a small bowl, dissolve espresso powder in water; cool to room temperature.
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
Beat in the flour, extract and espresso mixture.
Add egg; beat on low speed just until combined.
Fold in baking chips.
Spread half of chocolate mixture into a 13×9-in.
baking pan coated with cooking spray; top with cream cheese mixture.
Spoon remaining chocolate batter over top; cut through batter with a knife to swirl.
Bake at 325° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs.
Cool completely on a wire rack.
Cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts 1 piece:
- 159 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 101mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Diabetic exchanges; 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.