Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Weightwatchers Style Chocolate Fudge Brownie

Divine Chocolate Fudge Brownie

Moist, fudgie and dense chocolate fudge brownies that will only cost you 2 Weightwatchers Propoints.

This is one from the archives, however I felt that I should post something sweet before the 1st of January when we shall all have switched on our fitness mode.  These are also perfect for a New Years get together. 

This "recipe" mixture comes from a box. 

That's right, your run of the mill Betty Croker Chocolate Fudge Brownie mix which I bought in my local supermarket.  So 1. how can this be low fat, 2.good for you and 3. fit into your daily points allowance without it tasting like shoe rubber? 

Well the answer is quite an unusual one and I really hope I don't loose any of you here because when I seem it I though "not for me" but I am glad that I decided to give it a shot. 

The answer is .....

I know.  What a random mixture this is.  For a start I have never eaten these in my life so it was alien to me to mix these with cake mix but that is all that's in these brownies and I have to tell you, I was ecstatic with how they turned out.  

I actually made everyone in the house try them and I didn't tell them a thing about the lentils and there were no, nice but there's a different texture off these, or not bad is there something else in these brownies.  No nothing just yum there lovely.  Well done.  Yes that's what I got. 

However, the original recipe called for a tin of black beans which I couldn't find in my local supermarket and did not have the time to go searching, so I grabbed these in Superquinn and thought I'll give it a whirl.  

If your looking for the original recipe, you can find it here www.skinnytaste.com  

I love this website and Gina is an absolute genius in the kitchen. 

Weightwatchers Pro Points value per recipe 47
Weightwatchers Pro Points value per serving 2
Serves 25


1 box of Betty Croker Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix
1 400 g Tin of Bijoux Verts Lentils (bought in Superquinn)


Pre heat the oven to gas mark 4. 

Line a square baking tray with baking parchment.  Mist with a little spray oil on the baking parchment.

Drain the can of lentils and rinse extremely well.  
Put lentils back in the tin and fill the tin up with water.  
Pour the lentils and the water into a large bowl and liquidize until smooth. 

Empty the contents of the Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix into pureed lentils and whisk until smooth. 

Pour mix into the prepared baking tray and place in the oven and bake as per instructions.

For my oven it took a little over 40 minutes but gas ovens do vary so check before removing from the oven.

To see if its ready, pierce with a tooth pick at the edges of the brownie and it should come out "almost clean" but not entirely. 

Remove from oven and allow to cool.  Remove from baking tray, place on a rack and allow to cool completely. 

Enjoy the Niptuck way, so you don't have to!


  1. Well thanks for persuading me to try this one. It's so unlikely that I just had to make some. I really thought that there'd a be a hint of the lentils but, of course, there isn't. A very satisfying treat for so little indulgence. A little piece went very well with some raspberries and a little choccy philly for dessert, too.

  2. Thank you for this!! I've just made it!! Yuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!! You have amazing recipes on your blog!!

  3. Thank you, there really yummy

  4. There is no superquinn where I live so I was wondering can you use any lentils ? e.g. Supervalu goodness green speckled lentils?

  5. Of course you can and it still works really well