This tasty recipe is a lighter version of classic fudge brownies. Served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is our favorite way to enjoy them!

STEP ONE – Preparations

  1. Set the oven to 350°F with an oven rack in the middle.
  2. Get out an 8” square metal pan. Place two pieces of foil inside the pan so they overlap the edge a bit and spray with canola spray. This will make it easier to get the cooked brownies out of the pan.
  3. Get out 1 medium bowl and 1 large bowl.
  4. Set up a cooling rack.

STEP TWO – Prepare the Hot Mixture


2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
¼ cup of bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips


  1. In the large bowl, melt the butter and chocolate for 45-60 seconds in the microwave.
  2. Whisk until it has completely melted.
  3. Set aside to cool.

STEP THREE – Prepare the Dry Ingredients


¾ cup of all-purpose flour
⅓ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup of white sugar
1 teaspoon of baking powder
½ teaspoon of fine sea salt


  1. In the medium bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
  2. Set aside.

STEP FOUR – Prepare the Wet Ingredients


2 tablespoons of sour cream
1 tablespoon of chocolate syrup
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 egg plus 1 egg white


  1. Whisk the melted and cooled butter mixture into the sour cream, syrup, vanilla, and eggs until they’re well incorporated.
  2. Add in the dry ingredients and combine well without over-mixing.

STEP FIVE – Assemble and Bake

  1. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly to all four corners.
  2. Bake for 20 minutes and check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center. If the toothpick comes out clean, the brownies are done. If not, add another 5 minutes at a time.
  3. Cool the pan of brownies on the rack for 30-60 minutes.
  4. Lift the brownies out of the pan and cut into 2” squares.
  5. Enjoy!

Makes 9 brownies

Recommended serving size: 1 brownie

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat*

* ½ cup of vanilla ice cream adds 1 starch and 1 fat

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