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Fudgy Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe

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Delectable fudgy peanut butter brownies have 3 layers. Uses applesauce, reduced fat peanut butter and egg substitute.

Fudgy Peanut Butter Brownies

Recipe Ingredients

2 cups sugar
1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup baking cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup egg substitute
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 (3 ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese
1/3 cup reduced fat peanut butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup egg substitute
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons baking cocoa
2 tablespoons 2-percent milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon water

Recipe Directions

In a large bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cocoa and salt. Stir in the applesauce, egg substitute and vanilla; mix well. Pour about half of the batter into a 13-inch x 9-inch x 2-inch baking pan coated with nonstick cooking spray.

In a mixing bowl, combine filling ingredients; beat until smooth. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto batter. Spoon remaining batter over top; cut through batter with a knife to swirl peanut butter mixture. Bake at 325 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until edges are firm and center is almost set.

Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. In a small bowl, combine frosting ingredients until smooth. Frost brownies.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 20 servings
Serving size: 1 brownie
Calories: 201; Total Fat: 3g; Saturated fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 3mg; Carbohydrates: 40g; Protein: 5g; Fiber: 2g

Diabetic exchanges: 2 Starch, 1

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