Brownies are a delicious mixture of chocolate, sugar, butter (or oil), and flour. Because of all these yummy ingredients, brownies are normally very very high in Weight Watcher’s points. For example, Starbucks’ double chocolate brownies are 21 points each. That takes up more than a full meal should!
Healthy brownies are a delicious alternative to traditional brownies that are packed with sugar and fat. They are made with healthier ingredients such as whole wheat flour, applesauce or banana instead of butter, and natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup. Healthy brownies can still be rich and chocolatey while being lower in calories and higher in nutrients.
These Weight Watcher Brownies are 2 points each. That’s it. Just 2 points. That’s low enough that you can probably have two brownies and not mess with your day’s total. There are a lot of other “healthy” brownie recipes out there- but they tend to range from 80-100 calories each. These brownies are half that, at 55 calories only.
Three reasons why you need to try these Weight Watchers Brownies.
You don’t need any fancy ingredients.
There is no alternative sweetener or flour substitute used in this recipe. You can find all of these ingredients at your local grocery store- and you may even already have them in your pantry!
It’s not just a normal brownie.
The marshmallow fluff takes these to the next level. Brownies are already delicious, but with the fluff added, these become decadent.
It can help you de-stress.
You’re on a diet. You’re constantly thinking about food and your weight loss journey, which can be stressful. There are a lot of “no” foods- especially sweet treats. However, chocolate can be good for you. Chocolate and its antioxidants can help with lowering stress levels. And the fact that you can have a little sweet treat that isn’t going to wreck your goals is a great mental break as well.
Ingredients you need to make Weight Watchers Brownies:
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup egg whites (using a small carton of egg whites is easiest)
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoon oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- ¼ cup marshmallow fluff
- 1.5 squares 15g Lindt 70% dark chocolate
How to make Weight Watchers Rocky Road Brownies:
- Preheat oven to 350F and spray a 9x9 dish with some cooking spray.
- In a bowl, whisk together your egg and egg whites. Stir in the sugar, apple sauce, vanilla, and oil.
- Mix in your dry ingredients: the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder. Stir well.
- Using a spatula, place your batter into your dish and make sure it spreads out evenly.
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Let cool for at least 1 hour. Use a knife and scrape around the edges of the dish to carefully remove brownies from the dish. If they are still too warm, then let it cool longer.
- Place your marshmallow fluff in a small microwave-safe dish and heat for about 35 seconds. It will rise. Don't stir it- just spread it very quickly on your brownies.
- Melt your chocolate in the microwave for 30-second intervals. Give it a quick stir between each 30 seconds. Melted chocolate can hold its shape, which is why you need to stir it. If you microwave it for over a minute without stirring to see if it’s melted, it will burn the chocolate.
- Drizzle the melted chocolate onto the marshmallow fluff-covered brownies. Cut into 16 brownies. See tips & tricks for how to easily cut them.
Makes 16 brownies. Nutrition info per brownie: Calories 55, Fat 2g, Sat fat 0.7g, Carbs 8.9g, Fiber 1.3g, Sugars 2.6g, Sodium 7.4mg, Protein 1.6g.
- All-purpose flour 10 points
- Unsweetened cocoa powder 4 points
- Egg & Egg whites 0 points
- Sugar 7 points
- Oil 3 points
- Unsweetened applesauce 0 points
- Marshmallow fluff 5 points
- Lindt 70% dark chocolate 5 points
2 points per brownie based on the WW app recipe creator.
If you’re using an older version of WW, check out these points below.
2 personal points or smart points each on all 3 MyWW programs (2 points plus).
- Top a brownie with ½ cup Halo Top ice cream (2 points) for a brownie sundae.
- Gluten-free: If you need a gluten-free brownie, use a gluten-free flour blend instead of almond flour. Almond flour will raise the points per brownie.
- You can use a muffin tin to make little brownie cups. This will help keep the portions even as well. To spread the marshmallow fluff on at the end, put the marshmallow fluff in a zip-loc bag, snip the corner of the bag off, then pipe a dollop of fluff onto each brownie cup.
- For a little crunch, top the brownies with chopped walnuts instead of the drizzle of chocolate.
- If you don’t have applesauce, you can use pumpkin puree or non-fat Greek yogurt.
- For some holiday flare, you can color the marshmallow fluff (before microwaving) with food coloring. Red for Christmas, green for St. Patty’s Day, pink for Valentine’s Day, or yellow for springtime/Easter. Get creative with it!
Tips and Tricks.
- It’s very important to let these brownies cool all of the way before removing them from the pan.
- You need to spread the marshmallow fluff immediately after it comes out of the microwave.
- You can keep these brownies on the counter for a day, but they need to be kept in the fridge after that.
- You can absolutely freeze these. They are actually delicious if eaten frozen!
- To cut clean, even brownies, run your knife under hot water until the blade is warm. Wipe it dry, then cut a full slice through the brownies. Repeat warming the blade for each slice.
- If you add a little instant coffee (1 Tbsp) or cinnamon (2 tsp) it will enhance the chocolate flavor.
- You can use self-rising flour instead of all-purpose and baking powder.
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Weight Watchers Brownies
- Preheat oven to 350F and spray a 9x9 dish with some cooking spray.
- In a bowl whisk together your egg and egg whites. Stir in the sugar, apple sauce, vanilla and oil.
- Mix in your dry ingredients, flour, cocoa powder and baking powder, stir well.
- Using a spatula place your batter into your dish and make sure it spreads out evenly.
- Bake in oven for 20 minutes.
- Let cool for at least 1 hour, then using a knife scrape around the edges of dish and carefully remove brownies from dish. If they are still too warm then let cool longer.
- Place your marshmallow fluff in a small microwave safe dish and heat for approx 35 seconds, it will rise, don't stir it just spread it very quickly on your brownies.. Melt your chocolate in the microwave for 35 second intervals turning each time until melted, then drizzle with a small spoon.
- Cut into 16 brownies. 2 personal points or smart points each on all 3 MyWW programs (2 points plus) Best stored in sealed container and I would move to fridge after day 1.
- Nutritional info per brownie.. Calories 55...Fat 2g...Sat fat 0.7g...Carbs 8.9g...Fiber 1.3g...Sugars 2.6g...sodium 7.4mg...Protein 1.6g