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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Low Fat Choco-Peanut Butter-Pumpkin Fudge!



It's Too Yummy Tuesday!
Low Fat Choco-Peanut-Butter-Pumpkin Fudge

On select Tuesdays I share delicious recipes either inspired by my books or that are just plain delicious!

If you say my post last Thursday, you heard about the new fab food at my house, PB2--the peanut butter with just 1 gram of fat! Well, I couldn't resist offering up a decadent treat using said peanutty goodness.


LOW FAT CHOCO-PEANUT-BUTTER-PUMPKIN FUDGE

I ran across this unusual recipe on the Hungry Girl website. For those who've never seen/heard of Hungry Girl, her books, videos, and site are worth checking out. Her recipes focus on healthier versions of things we actually like to eat. In this super easy recipe, the "fudge" starts off as boxed chocolate cake mix. This isn't a brownie, per se, because when prepared according to the directions, the results are moist and rich but not "cakey". It's not grainy/sugary like normal fudge, either, nor is it overly sweet. So it's somewhere between a brownie and a fudge.



Ingredients:
2 cups canned pure pumpkin
1 box Betty Crocker Fudge Brownies Mix (the 18.3-oz. Family Size box)
2 tbsp. PB2 peanut butter (regular or chocolate variety, prepared OR Better 'n Peanut Butter, room temperature

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine pumpkin with the brownie mix in a large bowl; stir until smooth (do not add anything else).  Spray a small baking pan (8" X 8" work best - no larger!) with nonstick cooking spray and pour in the mixture.  Spoon 2 tbsp. of Better 'n Peanut Butter (room temperature) on top and use a knife to swirl peanut butter around. Cook for approximately 35 minutes.  The batter will remain very thick and fudgy, and it should look undercooked.  Remove from oven.  Cover with aluminum foil and let cool in fridge for a couple of hours.  Cut into 36 squares and serve.

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J. Rose Allister is the author of more than twenty-five books, primarily romance and erotic romance. A former editor and submissions director, she now works as a mild-mannered hospital secretary by day, naughty writer by night. Connect with her on Twitter or Goodreads. She loves talking to people.



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