Naughty or Nice Brownies


Are you feeling naughty or nice today? Make the nice brownies by adding in white whole wheat flour and less sugar or make the naughty version by keeping the full amount of sugar and throwing in a handful of chocolate chips. Either way is a winner in my book.

We made healthy brownie kabobs by threading brownie bites, strawberries, fresh pineapple and banana on a skewer and the naughty part was the hershey syrup for decoration purposes. My ten year-old daughter loved this recipe. We saw the idea in a Betty Crocker calendar and we adapted it to work for us.

Enjoy the recipe either way you make it. These baked brownies are freezer friendly. Cool the baked brownies and cut into squares. Freeze in snack or quart size bags and pack them for lunch desserts, like my whole wheat chocolate chip cookies.

Naughty or Nice Brownies

  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups sugar or naughty (1 used 1 1/2 cups raw cane sugar plus 1/2 cup chocolate chips)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1  cup flour (1/2 cup white whole wheat plus 1/2 cup unbleached all purpose)
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9×13 pan. Combine oil, sugar, and vanilla. Add eggs and mix until well combined. Add flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt mixing until just combined. Pour into prepared pan and bake 25 to 30 minutes.

What’s your favorite way to eat a brownie?

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