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Cocoa brownies

Total Time
45 min
10 min
20 min
If you’re craving chocolate, this recipe will surely satisfy. These brownies are super-fudgy and super-rich and can be whipped up and ready to bake in a matter of minutes. So, they’re the perfect quick dessert for when you’re short on time. Don't be nervous that the batter is too thick - it will bake as expected. Be sure to use regular (not Greek) yogurt in this recipe. Using Greek yogurt will make the batter too thick. Be sure to let the cool for about 15 minutes before cutting them into squares. Sprinkle with 1 tsp powdered sugar, if desired.


Unsweetened cocoa powder

¾ cup(s)


¾ cup(s)

All-purpose flour

½ cup(s)

Baking powder

½ tsp

Table salt

½ tsp

Plain low fat yogurt

½ cup(s), regular yogurt - not Greek

Vanilla extract

2 Tbsp

Cooking spray

2 spray(s)


  1. Position rack in center of oven. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Whisk together cocoa powder, sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Stir in yogurt and vanilla using a wooden spoon. Batter will be very thick (use your hands to incorporate all the ingredients, if necessary).
  3. Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray; add batter to pan and spread into an even layer.
  4. Bake until a toothpick inserted into center of brownies comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, about 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes before cutting into 16 even pieces.
  5. Serving size: 1 piece