Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I got weighed today and I lost 1.6 pounds. I can't complain since my birthday just passed and I went out to dinner a few times. I guess the endless shrimp at Red Lobster isn't exactly on the Weight Watchers plan. But it was soooo good and I had a great time so that is all that matters right. I am down 8.8 pounds and hopefully will hit the 10 pound mark next weigh in. Now on to the recipe...
I got this recipe from another fellow Weight Watchers member who emailed me a whole collection of Weight Watchers recipes. I am so thankful she did! There were so many yummy recipes to choose from, so I settled on these cream cheese swirl brownies. These brownies are delicious, but I wish the serving sizes were larger. The more chocolate... the better. I guess I could eat two of them for 4 points, which is very tempting, but I won't or I will end up eating much more than two. Great recipe but small portions.

I cut them into 16 squares and placed them in cupcake holders.

Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

Ingredients:
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
3 Tbsp canola oil
2 Tbsp water
2 large egg white(s)
2 oz light cream cheese, softened (about 3 1/2 tbsp)
2 Tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350ยบ F. Coat an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray.
Combine flour, 3/4 cup of sugar, cocoa and baking powder in a medium-size bowl; mix well. Add canola oil, water and egg whites; mix just until dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon and spread batter evenly into prepared pan.
Combine cream cheese, remaining sugar and vanilla in a small bowl; blend well. Drop small spoonfuls of cream cheese mixture over brownie batter; swirl gently with a knife to create a decorative pattern.
Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Allow to cool for 20 minutes before cutting into 16 bars.

Servings: 16   Points: 2 per serving



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