mojito brownies

Brownie ingredients:
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (25)
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 egg whites (64)
1 cup sugar (774)
1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour (100)
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (172)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips (70)

Mojito icing ingredients:
3/4 cup powdered sugar (360)
2 tbsp butter (200)
1 tsp of milk (5) – optional, depends on how thick you want your frosting
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Mint (5)
1/3 shot of rum (20)
Juice from half of a small lime (10)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the applesauce, vanilla, egg whites, and sugar.
  3. Add flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Pour the batter into a small baking pan lined with cooking spray (I used 11×7).
  5. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the batter evenly.
  6. Bake for 20-22 minutes.  Do the toothpick test.  Then take them out, and let them cool!
  7. For the icing, beat the butter and powdered sugar together with an electric mixer until they get a good consistency.  Add in the lime, rum, and mint!
  8. The icing gets a better consistency when it’s cold, so stick it in the fridge.

Total: 1205 calories (15 brownies), 1805 calories with frosting
Per serving: 80 calories, 120 with frosting
To be honest: I really love Jenna Fischer’s brownie recipe!  The mojito frosting was just a whim of mine, and I didn’t do it very scientifically.  I just dropped in the mojito ingredients little by little, and added more after tasting it.

Inspiration: Jenna Fischer’s 88 calorie brownies


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