“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.
This fudge reminds me of Mexican hot chocolate because of its cinnamon flavor; and the nuts and melted chocolate chunks make it irresistible
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 fat–free milk
5 tbs butter, melted
1 tbs cinnamon
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350⁰F (175⁰C). Coat a 9-inch square metal baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
- Place flour, sugars, cocoa, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper in a large mixing bowl.
- Spread walnuts over ungreased rimmed baking sheet and roast them in the preheated oven for about 7 minutes.
- 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.
- 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.