Last time, I shared the appetizer I made for Bunko. This time, it's all about the sweet ending. I made Easy Chocolate-Caramel Brownies (click HERE for the recipe). I found the recipe in The Complete Cooking Light Cookbook. I have had a lot of good luck with this cookbook and that's why I keep going back to it.
I have to say that it's taken me some time to master brownies in general. This recipe is fool-proof since you start with a cake mix. You really can't mess these up. You will want to make sure to wait until they cool completely before cutting into them, otherwise you won't have these nice clean cuts to show off the layer of caramel in each brownie.
These decadent little bites clock in at 122 calories! And, they don't taste like they are light at all. With the combination of chocolate and caramel, your sweet tooth will be sufficiently satisfied. Although, there were a couple of people at Bunko who went back for more... can't say I blame them, as they were THAT good!
This is a treat you can indulge in without all the guilt. Of course, that is if you can resist going back for 3 or 4 or 5 of them. In that case, these brownies are just as guilt-ridden as the traditional brownies.
Here are some other treats that look like they are worth the calories:
Recipegirl made S'mores Bars and I'm thinking I will be making these sooner rather than later. They would make a nice afterschool snack for My Boys.
With a dessert that includes oats and apples, Sass and Varacity's Maple Oat Apple Crisp sure sounds like it's a healthy option, right?
Finally, if you subscribe to the "everything in moderation" way of eating (and can stick to it!), check out the Fudgey Toffee Brownies that Deborah at Taste and Tell made recently. Truly decadent!