Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Diet Coke Brownies

I've had a bag of Betty Crocker brownie mix sitting in my pantry for 6 months, and after having it stare at me every time I open my pantry door, I finally caved in and baked them.

But...

I baked the healthier version by mixing the brownie mix with a can of Diet Coke.


You can do away with the high calorie eggs and vegetable oil that the recipe on the box requires. Extra ingredients are not necessary, as this recipe only requires brownie mix and a can of diet soda!

What you'll need:

1 can of Diet Coke + 1 bag of brownie mix = moist brownies in approx. 30 mins

That's it. It really is that simple!

They taste the exact same as the normal brownie, but the consistency is much more moist.


The normal sized brownie square has approx 200 calories and 9 grams of fat.
These Diet Coke Brownies have approx 115 calories per square and only 2 grams of fat.

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You can use this Diet Coke recipe for any cake or cupcakes also, including white cake, in which you'd want to use Diet Sprite.

If Diet Coke and Diet Sprite aren't your thing, try regular Coke, Cherry Coke, Coke Zero, Root Beer, Pepsi... pretty much whatever you have in your house and at your disposal. The soda does not change, add or enhance the flavor of the brownie and/or cake.

I tend to make these brownies with Coke Zero and Funfetti cupcakes with Sprite Zero.

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Make sure to tooth pick your brownies to check the center, as these brownies take longer to bake than the "regular" recipe states. 

13 comments:

  1. Ummmm, heaven!! Diet coke and brownies are two of my favorite things!

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  2. Ooooh these look so good!

    Thanks for the hair tips... I'll have to try it out! :)

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  3. could.....regular coke work too?? :)

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  4. i've heard of pop cake but never heard of pop and brownies! i must try this, i love brownies!!

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  5. I can't believe the recipe can be so easy. I had no idea that you could use diet coke like this. It looks great. I have a new linky on my blog every Saturday called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by this weekend and link this up.

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  6. wow! diet coke and brownies my 2 favorite things, i cant wait to try this out!

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  7. How is it that I have never heard of this!?!?! LIke ever?

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  8. Oh to die for!
    Diet coke and brownies...2 of my very favorite things! Thanks for sharing this, I can't wait to try it...in fact I might go make them right now!
    I stopped by from Sweets for a Saturday!
    Amber

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  9. Just forwarded these to my mom, they combine her two favorite things, DC and Chocolate (as I'm sure they're many peoples favorites). I wonder how they would taste with Diet Dr. Pepper...

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  10. How am I just now seeing this? Stealing!!

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