1/6th of recipe (1 softie): 144 calories, 4.5g fat, 160mg sodium, 23g carbs, 2g fiber, 11.5g sugars, 3g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*
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1/4 cup brown sugar (not packed)
2 tbsp. Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated)
2 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown), room temperature
2 tbsp. no-sugar-added applesauce
2 tbsp. fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup whole-wheat flour
2 packets hot cocoa mix with 20 - 25 calories each (like Swiss Miss Diet or Nestlé Fat Free)
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
2 tbsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tbsp. sliced almonds, roughly chopped
24 mini marshmallows (about 1/4 cup)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
In a medium bowl, thoroughly whisk brown sugar, Splenda, butter, applesauce, egg substitute, and vanilla extract. Add flour, cocoa mix, baking powder, and salt, and stir until smooth. Fold in oats, chocolate chips, and chopped almonds.
Spoon batter onto the sheet in 6 evenly spaced mounds. Use the back of a spoon to spread and flatten into 3-inch circles.
Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a softie comes out mostly clean, about 9 minutes. Leave oven on.
Meanwhile, cut each marshmallow into 2 coin-shaped halves.
Top each softie with 8 marshmallow halves, cut sides down. Bake until marshmallows just begin to melt, 1 to 2 minutes. (Do not overbake, as marshmallows will completely melt.) Enjoy!
MAKES 6 SERVINGS
HG Heads-Up: If refrigerating leftovers, let cool completely first.
HG Alternative: If made with an equal amount of granulated white sugar in place of Splenda, each softie will have 158 calories, 26.5g carbs, and 15.5g sugars (PointsPlus® value 4*).