Brownies & Milk; hump day essentials


Happy hump day everyone!! This week (ok the past 3 days) have been a few of the longest days in a while. Here’s the low down:
Workouts – too few and too short
Sleep – or lack of
Work – exciting but busy (can anyone say hello 3:30am yesterday?)
Eating – Mexican + sugary goodness + chocolate + coffee + diet coke = nutritionist nightmare
Weather – COLD (that ground hog was wrong!)

Good news is that I’ve had the best little companion this week. A four legged friend who loves to play fetch! Also, only 2 days until the weekend and even though it has been cold, it has been the most beautiful cold days yet. So I’m really not negative Nancy but want to prove a point. You see, sometimes milk and cookies (or brownie cups in this case) really do make things better.

So don’t be shy – grab that emergency stash of boxed brownies (nothing wrong with the efficient baker), mix it up, only bake one brownie cup, or two, ūüôā pour a glass of milk and enjoy every bite.

2 PointsPlus Brownie Cups

WW Brownie upAnother WeightWatchers dessert success!!¬† This 2 point brownie cup is a rich, magical, 3¬†2.5¬†bite wonder.¬† I’m always curious if the WeightWatchers servings sizes are filling enough and I must stay, the richness of the cups satisfy that little (or big) hankering that lurks in all of this.

In my search to find healthy, delicious desserts, I came across a recipe for Chocolate Walnut Brownies. To stick with the point value of WeightWatchers, the only thing I substituted was chopped pecans for walnuts.

2 Point Brownie Cup Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (I used pecans)

WW  Brownie mix   

Directions:¬†Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.¬†¬† In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar and vanilla.¬† Melt butter and chocolate in the microwave for about 1 minute.¬† Don’t overcook.

WW Brownie mix2

Pour Chocolate mixture in sugar mixture and combine.  Add this to the flour mixture and combine until just moist.  At this point the chocolate smelled SO good!  I had a little taste of the batter and it is approved for pre-cook eating!!

WW Brownie and cassie

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spoon brownie mixture in 30 mini cupcake tins. (this is important to keep the point value at 2 points per cup!) Sprinkle with chopped walnuts.   Bake for 15 minutes.  Eat with a big glass of milk! (optional, but highly recommended)

Per serving (1.5 cups) – 106 calories, 6 g total fat, 2 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat, 29 mg chol., 66 mg sod., 14 g total carb, 8 g total sugar, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein, 14 mg calcium

WW Brownie cups

Bon Appetite!