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Hungry Girl Today: 10.9.12
CHEW THE RIGHT THING
HG's Fudgy Frosted Walnut Brownies
Let's Get Nuts!
"Not another brownie recipe," said NOBODY EVER. This ooey-gooey goodie is an instant classic -- it's frosted and topped with walnuts! Not sure why it took us this long...
1 sugar-free chocolate pudding snack with 60 calories or less (like the kind by Jell-O)
1/3 cup chocolate frosting
1 box moist-style devil’s food cake mix (15.25 - 18.25 oz.)
One 15-oz. can pure pumpkin
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 9" X 13" baking pan with nonstick spray.
In a medium bowl, mix pudding with frosting. Cover and refrigerate.
In a large bowl, thoroughly mix cake mix with pumpkin. (Batter will be thick.) Spread mixture into the baking pan.
Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 18 - 20 minutes.
Let cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours.
Evenly spread brownies with pudding mixture, and sprinkle with walnuts. Slice and enjoy! (Refrigerate leftovers.)
MAKES 16 SERVINGS
Serving Size: 1 brownie (1/16th of recipe)
PointsPlus® value 4*
Walnut Fudge Brownies, Average
Hitting the Wal'...
We're not exactly going out on a limb when we say that walnut brownies are awesome. But in addition to being delicious, brownies are also well-known offenders in the fat-and-calorie department -- with their egg-and-oil-or-butter-laden batter and fudgy fatty ways. And while nuts do contain the good-for-you kind of fat, they're pretty calorie dense to be adding to an already heavy dessert. Factor in a thick layer of sugary frosting, and you're definitely entering the danger zone! To make things worse, it seems these devilish treats are right around every corner, just waiting for our willpower to falter. Do NOT panic. We've remedied this dessert dilemma. How? We grabbed our trusty can of pumpkin and a few other HG staples, and we got to work in the kitchen -- then Hungry Girl magic ensued! Now we can all enjoy rich 'n decadent nut-topped brownies that won't derail our calorie intake for the entire day. Period. The end. (Don't you love happy endings?)
Serving Size: 1 brownie
PointsPlus® value 11*
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