Desserts - Phase 1 - Decadent Fudge Brownies

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08-31-2003, 03:17 PM
(posted by Bella 27 and copied here by moi!)

4 grams carbs per serving

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup ground pecans
2 sticks butter [To make this SBD-safe, you need to use the same amount (1 cup) of a trans fat free margarine such as Smart Balance]
20 - 25 packets Splenda OR approximately 3/4 cup of granulated Splenda
4 eggs, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 375
Melt butter
Mix in cocoa, nuts, Splenda, & eggs
Pour into buttered 8" or 9" square pan
Bake for 25 - 30 minutes
Allow to cool for 10 minutes or so
Serve with fat-free whipped cream, if desired

This makes 16-20 servings. Please consume in moderation! ;)

09-24-2003, 06:13 PM
These were great. I made them last night after suffering a chocolate craving and not wanting a sf fudgesicle.

Dh and I ate them, and thought that they were good, then I put them in the fridge because of the eggs - and I have to say that they were even better cold! Like a fudge.

My kids thought they were good too.

Thanks for sharing,


P.S. I used regular butter because I don't have the lighter versions of butter. [This makes the recipe off plan for SBD. If you don't have trans-fat free margarine, do NOT make this recipe!]

04-06-2004, 01:22 PM
Please...what Phase are these?

04-06-2004, 01:57 PM
All phases. But I added the following info. from someone else's post, and they turned out better:

"I would recommend adding a capful of vanilla extract, as was suggested on the recipe exchange board. Also, it helps to melt your butter sub over the stove, then add in the splenda and cocoa and mix over heat so the cocoa melts in well with the Splenada and you don't have lumps of unsweetened cocoa in the resulting Chomelette. Let that cool a bit, then add the eggs (so's you don't scramble 'em)."

I have also been using recipes from another SBD board at:

11-25-2004, 08:04 PM
i tried making these, but i also added about 1/4 cup fat free cream cheese. they were amazing.

02-13-2006, 11:59 AM
I've made this twice. The second time I kind of tweeked it to resemble a "fudge pie" recipe I received years ago from a friend. I added 5 more packets of splenda, 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/2 bar (1/2 ounce) unsweetened chocolate and I stirred the batter after each egg addition. It made it quite smooth. I melted the ICBINB and unsweetened chocolate bar together, added the splenda - after blending that I added the cocoa and stirred, vanilla and then the nuts (really ground), then the eggs - one at a time. I hope you enjoy it.

02-20-2006, 07:31 PM
I want to share these with my SBD co-workers, but how much is one serving?

02-21-2006, 08:23 AM
The same size as a regular brownie. 16 per 8"pan although I cut mine into 20.

02-27-2006, 02:49 PM
;) does anyone know off hand what the calorie count is?

04-17-2006, 07:53 PM
If I see the title of this thread :drool: in large caps flash across my screen ONE MORE time, I might just have to stop the work I am doing and get on the treadmill again today to distract myself :yikes:

Pardon this interruption. :)

06-22-2009, 11:11 PM
I just tried these and they are delicious. Give it a try :)

Shimmy Slim
01-11-2010, 07:43 PM
I think I'll be making these once my new freezer arrives---brownies are safest stored in the freezer with me!!!

Does it have to use ground pecans? I hate grinding nuts and ground almonds are just so easy to get hold of...

07-08-2010, 12:30 AM
I tweaked these because I wanted more cocoa taste and less sweetness, or less aftertaste, and with Splenda mine had an aftertaste.

So I went a smidge higher than half a cup of cocoa in the measuring cup. Then for the sugar, I put in maybe 3 or 4-ish tablespoons (I guess probably 3) of Xylitol, then filled the rest of the way with Splenda to just a tad LESS than 3/4 of a cup.

With those tweaks, MY GOURD BUT THESE ARE DELICIOUS. I am trying to restrain myself from eating more.

Great recipe!

07-08-2010, 12:13 PM
Quick Q Could I use CHunky PB in place of the ground nuts then reduce the butter/smart balance a bit?

Fat Melanie
07-09-2010, 04:25 PM
Oh my god, I think I just died and went to heaven... this recipe sounds SO DELICIOUS.

08-04-2010, 09:53 AM
This sounds so good, I want to run to the store right now and bake some.

08-21-2010, 07:20 AM
I made these to recipe except for adding a smidge of Xylitol. For me, they're not sweet enough. I think they'd be fine if I try them w/ some whipped cream...I'll try that tomorrow.

12-01-2010, 07:38 PM
Hi everyone, I am a newbie to this SBD and 3fatchicks, so I have been going through and trying out many of the recipes on the site. I loved this one. It gave me my "sugar fix" so much so that ate to much of them, they were that good. I wondered how many calories were in them so I went to and entered the ingredients and this is what it spit out:

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 45 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 93
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.3g 16%
Saturated Fat 3.1g 16%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 114mg5%
Total Carbohydrates 11.2g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5%
Sugars 9.3g
Protein 2.7g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 4%
Nutrition Grade C
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

4 large eggs (view)
1/4 cup fat free cream cheese (view)
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa (view)
1 teaspoon vanilla (view)
1 cup smart balance buttery spread (view)
3/4 cup splenda (view)
1/2 cup ground pecans (view)
Servings 16

12-04-2010, 02:01 AM
I just made these.... my last night on phase 1 and this is my reward. I only used 1/2 cup marg and added trim milk, i always used ground almond instead and added a little baking powder. OMG it is amazing!!! yum!!