It was a Friday night girl’s night when I found this delicious recipe on SkinnyTaste.com. I had been obsessing over my new love of PB2 and I wanted to try it in a baking recipe. My fiancé will tell you, I do a lot of experimenting in the kitchen – usually with baking because obviously my sweet tooth is off the charts. Most of the time my experiments don’t end well. Picture rubbery, dry, sugar-free baked goods. Really Lauren? Sugar-free sweets? Does that even make any sense? No. It doesn’t.
My conclusion is that baking and sugar substitute just don’t mesh well. Maybe one day I will prove myself wrong. But until then, forget the fake sugar. My go-to sweetener will be honey. Maybe it’s God’s way of saving me from the sugar-free poisons I’m trying to put in my body. Who knows. Bottom line – I will be saving the Splenda (a small amount) for my coffee.
So back to the PB2. If you are a peanut butter lover and you haven’t tried this, do yourself a favor and head down to Target and pick some up! And just so you don’t get all weirded out once you realize it’s a powder and not actual peanut butter – let me warn you: it’s a powder and not actual peanut butter. So don’t freak out. It’s simple, really. You mix the powder with a little water and like magic you have peanut butter. Peanut butter with 45 calories and 85% less fat (less than 2g). It’s a beautiful thing.
Needless to say, I didn’t try to change this recipe in any way and I definitely did not add sugar substitute. I stuck to honey because honey is a great choice. These brownies were perfect. Moist. Chocolatey. Sweet. And low cal. *victory dance* Thank you, SkinnyTaste.com for making my Friday night. And weekend actually – because you know I had one every day. Because I can. And so can you. Did I mention I am also loosing weight? *victory dance numero dos*
See the recipe & directions here.
I baked my brownies in muffin tins to make even portion sizes – 12 total.
The Nutrition Facts for mine where: 141 Calories, 23 Carbs, 6 Protein, 5 Fat, 3 Fiber