After seeing Marisa over at Trim the Fat enjoy her delicious No Pudge brownie for dessert, I whipped out my own box of No Pudge that has been sitting in my pantry for months. The blogging world introduce me to No Pudge, but I never got around to baking it. I followed the direction on the box and poured 2/3 cup of non fat plain yogurt along with 1 tsp of vanilla extract (you can use 2/3 cup of non fat vanilla too). At first, I thought there would be no way that 2/3 cup of yogurt is enough moisture to make the mix turn into a batter. I followed through and kept on stirring and stirring. Eventually, the mixture DID mix and the batter became really thick and “fudgey”. I poured the mix into a pan that I sprayed with non-stick spray and baked for 35 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. While the No Pudge baked, I basically “cleaned” the bowl by scraping every bit of the chocolaty batter into my mouth. The batter was FREAKING amazing. OMG. So chocolaty and good. At this point, I was super excited to try the baked goods. I couldn’t help it, fresh out of the oven, I ate 3 pieces. No Pudge really lives up to it’s standards for being just as delicious as full fat brownies. I could not tell that these are fat free and a fraction of the calories as regular brownies. The center pieces are moist and chocolaty. The sides are a little harder and chewy. Can’t wait to try these with ice cream. You can make single servings with No Pudge by adding 2 tablespoon of mix with 1 tablespoon of yogurt and microwave for 1 minute. Since I love the batter just much as the baked brownies, I can’t wait to try it out the single serving way with my next batch. I heard baking single serving in a ramekin renders good results too. One should really follow the directions and tips on the box. I tried to wing it and cut the brownie sheet without cooling it in the fridge and without running water on the knife after each cut and I end up butchering my brownie pieces. T_T My brownie squares turned out uneven because brownie were sticky and stuck to my knife. In pieces, but still delicious. Fresh out of the oven, I found it easier to cut. After cooling at room temperature, I’d suggest you follow the directions on the box. No Pudge offers flavors such as Cappuccino, Raspberry, Mint and Original. Trader Joe’s only offers the original flavor and I am content with that. Love that Trader Joe’s sells them for way cheaper than other grocery stores. I’ve seen them go for $4-$5+ bucks elsewhere. One serving (1/12 package) is 120 calories, 2 WW, zero fat, zero cholesterol, 100 milligram of sodium, 28 grams of carbohydrates, 1 grams of fiber, 22 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.
Retails: $2.89 @ Trader Joes
My Cost: $2.89
Calories: 120 per serving (1/12 of box)