(Not Quite Homemade) Pumpkin Fudge Brownies
There are times when you just want to whip up a good-for-you, easy dessert! Tonight was one of those times. Here is one of my favorite autumn, single-serving desserts!
1. No Pudge Fudge Brownie Mix, Original or Mint-flavored. Easily found at Trader Joes, or, as I got lucky, at my neighborhood discount mart! Who knew.
2. Canned pumpkin. Any variety or brand will work, but make sure it’s 100% pure pumpkin and not pumpkin pie mix! The pumpkin pie style boasts a ton of sugar. I made that mistake once.. never again.
3. Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa. Really, any cocoa will work here, but I love me some extra-dark.
The goal: to obtain a perfect, fudgy mug brownie!
No Pudge Fudge Brownie is usually made with yogurt, but because I can’t do dairy (and really wanted a brownie), I opted for pumpkin as a substitute. Not only is pumpkin wonderful, calorically pleasing and very healthy, it’s also the perfect consistency for this type of dessert.
For your mug-a-licious delight:
Add 1 tbsp of No Pudge Fudge Brownie mix to a mug with 1 tbsp of pumpkin. Mix thoroughly. Add 1 tbsp of cocoa into well-mixed concoction.
Microwave for 45 seconds on high.