Skinny Parade – Spicy Chocolate Fudge Brownies

“My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes,” I thought today, looking at the scale.  The quote, of course, is from my favorite “Anne Of Green Gables”.  The feelings are genuinely mine. I am certain, my love for desserts and baking has absolutely nothing to do with them…

So, today, purely to prove I’m not in denial, we are trying something new, and hope you will jump on board! I suggest we make a parade of skinny desserts.  If you want to participate – the rules are very simple:

  • Make a dessert under 200 calories per serving;
  • Post the recipe and photos in your blog with a link to this entry;
  • Leave a comment here, letting me know you are in.

Next week on Thursday, I will show off your photos with respective links in one blog post.


And for now, I hope you enjoy my skinny creation.

Cinnamon-Fudge-Walnut Brownies

From While Chasing Kids | Desserts | American

This fudge reminds me of Mexican hot chocolate because of its cinnamon flavor; and the nuts and melted chocolate chunks make it irresistible


cal Calories 170kcal

fat Total Fat 8g

sat fat Saturated Fat 4g

chol Cholesterol 26mg

sodium Sodium 76mg

carbs Total Carbohydrate 25g

Serving size 46g Calories from fat 72kcal Fiber 2g Protein 3g Sugar 18g
20 servings


  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup fatfree milk
  • 5 tbs butter, melted
  • 1 tbs cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350⁰F (175⁰C). Coat a 9-inch square metal baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Place flour, sugars, cocoa, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Spread walnuts over ungreased rimmed baking sheet and roast them in the preheated oven for about 7 minutes.
  4. Place milk and ½ cup of chocolate in a small sauce pan. Cook on low heat, stirring until the chocolate melts (about 3 minutes). Set aside. Lightly beat the eggs. Stir in eggs and melted butter with the milk mixture. Pour the milk mixture to the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir to incorporate. Mix in the remaining ¼ cup of chocolate chunks and walnuts.
  5. Bake at 350⁰F (175⁰C) for about 27 minutes or until a wooden toothpick, inserted in the center, comes out with moist crumbs attached to it. Cool on in a pan on a wire rack.




    • Anastasia says:

      That would be fantastic! On the brownies – they are pretty low cal, however I still think they would taste even better if accompanied by about 5000 calories of vanilla ice cream…

  1. dianeskitchentable says:

    Oh those look fantastic – if I ate the entire pan of brownies would it still be under 200 calories?
    I’d love to see what I can come up with although I don’t have any idea about calories in things I see that there is some kind of recipe caloric converter on line. The idea I had might not be under 200 calories (maybe 1 bite would) but maybe I can adjust…time to experiment. This sounds like fun!

    • Anastasia says:

      No brownie photo can be more beautiful than the fresh berries you have on your blog! Hope you accept the little challenge!

    • Anastasia says:

      Thanks so much! Those truffles look scrumptious! Cannot wait to post them tomorrow!

    • Anastasia says:

      I think the switch from WordPress has a few glitches! No worries! So happy you made it! Will post your beautiful profiteroles on Thursday! The photo looks so good, I cannot believe it’s under 200 calories! Yeah, I think one may not be enough. I should probably go “rearrange” some furniture!

    • Anastasia says:

      Thanks so much for participating! I will be happy to include it in my post on Thursday!

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