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Healthified Cream Cheese Brownies

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50% less fat • 50% less sat fat • 23% fewer calories than the original recipe. Rich and gooey just got a makeover for a treat that tastes as decadent as the original but has a lot less fat.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

Filling

1
package (8 oz) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
1/3
cup sugar
2
egg whites
1
teaspoon vanilla

Brownies

1
box (1 lb 2.3 oz) Betty Crocker™ fudge brownie mix
1/4
cup canola oil or unsweetened applesauce
1/4
cup water
4
egg whites
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/4
cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in remaining filling ingredients until well blended.
  • 2 In large bowl, stir brownie mix, oil, water, 4 egg whites and 1 teaspoon vanilla with spoon until well blended. Spread in pan.
  • 3 Spoon filling mixture over brownie batter in pan. Cut through filling mixture and batter with knife several times for marbled design. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  • 4 Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until toothpick inserted in brownie 2 inches from side of pan comes out clean or almost clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For 24 brownies, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 50
  • Fat Reduced By 6g
  • Saturated Fat Reduced By 2g
See What Makes It Healthified »

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Brownie
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
110mg
110%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

The Original vs. Healthified

Live Better America lets you enjoy your favorite dishes without worry or guilt. Our nutritionists switch ingredients, reduce amounts and use other kitchen tricks to turn the original recipes into Healthified recipes that are good and good for you.

Before After
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened 1 package (8 oz) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
1 egg 2 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup canola oil or unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup water 1/4 cup water
2 eggs 4 egg whites
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
210 (before)
160 (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
4 g (before)
2 g (after)
Total Fat
 
 
12 g (before)
6 g (after)

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the original.

To quickly soften the cream cheese, remove wrapper and place in microwavable bowl. Microwave on High for 10 to 15 seconds.

Miniature chocolate chips are a great substitute for regular chips. Because they're so small, you can use less but have just as much chocolate flavor.

For mocha brownies, stir in 1 teaspoon instant espresso or coffee granules with the brownie mix.

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/19/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Brownie
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
110mg
110%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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