These Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies are an indulgent treat you can feel good about — Just in time for resolution season. I’m sure many of you have committed to eating healthier this year. I admit, it’s not an easy thing to do. At least, not for me. I love baking sweet treats (and then of course eating them), which makes it difficult to eat healthier.
With that being said, I’ve been on the hunt for desserts and treats that, while they still pack some calories and carbs, are better than the regular versions. This way I can enjoy my treats (still in moderation) without totally breaking my calorie bank. They contain 130 calories per serving. Keep in mind I have cut them into 16 pieces, so each of those pieces contains 130 calories.
On top of being a lower calorie treat, they’re also just plain delicious. One of my favorite flavor combinations is chocolate and peanut butter. So, if you love this combination too, you’re going to love these brownies. Enjoy!
Oh, and by the way, I think these would make a pretty awesome Valentine’s Day treat. 🙂
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 ounces dark chocolate, melted (I used Midnight Delight)
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- Preheat oven to 350 F and spray a 9x9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, applesauce, vanilla, and melted chocolate.
- Combine the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until smooth.
- Pour batter into prepared baking pan.
- Dollop the peanut butter over the batter and swirl with a knife.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.