Monday, October 06, 2008

Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies - 2 WW pts

Weight Watcher POINTS® Value: 2
Servings: 16
Preparation Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 20 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Chase the winter blues away with these delicious reduced-fat brownies.


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tsp canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 2 large egg white(s)
  • 2 oz light cream cheese, softened (about 3 1/2 tbsp)
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350º F. Coat an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray.

  • Combine flour, 3/4 cup of sugar, cocoa and baking powder in a medium-size bowl; mix well. Add canola oil, water and egg whites; mix just until dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon and spread batter evenly into prepared pan.

  • Combine cream cheese, remaining sugar and vanilla in a small bowl; blend well. Drop small spoonfuls of cream cheese mixture over brownie batter; swirl gently with a knife to create a decorative pattern.

  • Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Allow to cool for 20 minutes before cutting into 16 bars.

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