Skinny Swiss Miss Brownies

27 Feb

In Wisconsin, winter lasts a long time. There’s the joke that Wisconsin has two seasons: the winter season, and the construction season. I think I’d take construction over this stuff right now!

Snowy Wisconsin Day

View of the street from my 2nd floor living room window.

One of the best warm drinks I can think of for a cold winter’s day or night is hot cocoa! And one of the best, easy-to-whip-up and makes-the-house-smell-amazing desserts has to be brownies. So why not put them together! And make them just a tiny bit healthier? Yep, that’s exactly what I did. Concocted a skinnier version of Swiss Miss brownies…it’s like eating hot cocoa. Man, am I good (and clearly not very humble).

Skinny Swiss Miss Brownies

Hot cocoa is not complete without a few marshmallows on top!

So if it’s cold outside where you live (or even if it’s nice and sunny), get yourself into the kitchen, mix up these fudgy brownies, and please everyone in your house!

Skinny Swiss Miss Brownies (inspired by Sally’s Baking Addiction)

  • 1/4 C skim milk
  • 3/4 C nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 C old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 C Swiss Miss hot cocoa powder (with or without the tiny freeze-dried marshmallows; you could also use the reduced-sugar version of any hot cocoa powder)
  • 1 C granulated sugar (or use brown sugar, or Stevia for a healthier version)
  • 1.5 C mini marshmallows

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray an 8×8″ glass baking dish with PAM.

In a food processor (or really good blender) add ALL ingredients, except the extra mini marshmallows. It helps to put the liquid ingredients in first, the dry on top. Blend, scraping down sides as you go, until everything is mixed well together.

Pour into prepared baking dish and bake for 20 minutes.

Remove from oven, and top with the mini marshmallows. Bake for another 5-10 minutes. Remove and let cool completely.

These are very fudgy brownies. The use of oats instead of flour makes them quite dense, and absolutely amazing! You really want to let these cool COMPLETELY or they won’t cut well. This is difficult, as they smell soooooo good. But resist the urge! It’s well worth it to wait. When they ARE cool, slice into 12 brownies, pour a cup of cold milk, and enjoy by the fire with a good book. Or, who are we kidding, catch the latest episode of your favorite show!

Anyone else have a favorite go-to winter dessert?


5 Responses to “Skinny Swiss Miss Brownies”

  1. sally @ sallys baking addiction February 27, 2013 at 6:48 pm #

    How incredibly creative!! This is a must try dessert. I love chocolate and marshmallow together – AND swiss miss hot chocolate. 🙂

    • xtinaluvspink February 27, 2013 at 7:02 pm #

      Thanks! And thanks for the inspiration. My sis and I made your brownies last Friday and they were sooo good!

  2. erika March 5, 2013 at 9:07 am #

    Uh YUM. First of all, you live in Wisconsin?? That’s where my boyfriend is from–Appleton, to be specific (tiny, tiny town). Second, these brownies look amazing. Love SBA 🙂

    • xtinaluvspink March 5, 2013 at 9:14 am #

      Wisconsin, indeed! I’m in Milwaukee, but I do know where Appleton is 🙂 I’ve got plenty of friends from there!


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