On Monday, I shared a Coca-Cola Barbeque Chicken recipe. To go along with my Coca-Cola dinner, I made Diet Coke Butterscotch Brownies. The base of this recipe is all over the internet lately. I decided to take it up a notch and mix in some butterscotch chocolate candy that I had lying around.
To be honest, I have given up Diet Coke. I am not a coffee drinker, so Diet Coke was my caffeine, and my start to the day. In February I decided I needed to cut it out of my diet. It was embarrassingly hard to quit, but I did it! Now I enjoy the occasional one maybe once every few weeks, but that is it. I had to buy a small bottle to make these brownies, so I wouldn’t drink a whole case or a whole 2 liter bottle 🙂
These brownies are more of a cake like consistency. They are extremely moist. So much so, that they are difficult to cut. I recommend refrigerating them to get them more solid, before slicing. Without the added candy they are only 115 calories a serving, so they are much lower in calories than a traditional brownie. We had been to Ikea and bought a bag of their chocolate coated butterscotch candies, and they needed to go before I ate them all. They did add great flavor to these. You could use butterscotch chips if you wanted, or just leave them out.
- 1 box Betty Crocker Low Fat Brownie Mix
- 1 (12 oz) can Diet Coke
- 1/2 cup chopped Chocolate Coated Butterscotch candies (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8 inch baking pan with foil and spray with non-stick spray.
- Mix brownie mix and Diet Coke together in a large bowl. Fold in the chocolate candy. Pour into prepared baking pan. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before serving.
Adapted from Every Mile a Memory