Mondays are always busy, but I did manage to fit in a quick batch of “Chocolate Syrup Brownies”. I’m not going to bother posting the recipe yet because I’m not sure I love them. In fact, I shoved them in the refrigerator and pulled out my new box of “Vita-Brownies”
Vita-Brownies are the dessert counterpart to Vita-Muffins – high fiber, low calorie baked cakes. A 2 ounce Vita Brownie has only 100 calories, and I believe the muffin calorie count (ounce per ounce) is in the same ball park. I haven’t had a Vita-anything since I happened upon some Vita-Muffins in a CT grocery store a few years ago. They were pretty good as far as diet food goes, and I was disappointed to find I’d have to mail-order them if I wanted them in Texas. I’m too lazy and immediate-gratification oriented for that, so I just kind of sat around waiting for them to appear in a local grocery store. They finally did this past weekend, however, in Vita-Brownie form.
I’m still trying to sort out my feelings toward the Vita-Brownie. It definitely wasn’t as rich as real brownie, but it was satisfying in its own special, fibrously cakey way and I am not craving brownies anymore. I guess I liked it. Plus, the box made me laugh. “Better than an apple!” it says. There’s something in the juxtaposition of brownies and apples I find humorous….don’t know why.
I’ll report back on the chocolate syrup tomorrow. Like many brownies, they need time to age.