Diet Coke Brownies

If you frequent the Weight Watchers message boards, you’ll hear of various legendary recipes, like chicken taco soup. Another is the diet Coke brownie recipe that gets passed from member to member.

It sounds like a science experiment to add soda to a brownie mix, but it works. I don’t who created this recipe, or how it works, but you get a tasty pan of brownies for which the nutrition information is not much more than a serving of the mix, as quoted on the brownie box.

Here’s the recipe for the magic:

  • 1 box of brownie mix
  • A 1-egg serving of liquid eggs, per package information
  • Diet cola

For the brownie mix, I tend to use the Ghirardelli dark chocolate chunk, but any brand and flavor will do. The eggs are usually 1/4 or 1/3 of a cup, depending on the brand. I add the eggs to the mix, and the I add enough soda (usually Coke Zero for me) to make the same brownie mix consistency you get with the traditional ingredients (usually this is at least 2/3 of a cup of soda).

Bake the brownies at the temperature listed on the box, cool, and cut. There may be a slight cola taste, but if you get the right mix, the chocolate flavor is stronger.

BONUS: This also works for cake. I have made yellow cake in a 13×9 pan with a diet lemon-lime soda rather than cola. It makes a moist cake.

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