Chevre Swirl Brownies

Chevre Swirl BrowniesDecadent, rich and chocolatey but only 130 calories and 6 grams of fat per serving. Yum!

Cheese Filling:
5 oz (140 g) plain Ontario chevre, room temperature
2 tbsp (25 mL) butter, softened
1/4 cup (50 mL) sugar
1 tbsp (15 mL) all-purpose flour
1 egg
1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
1 tbsp (15 mL) liquid honey

4 oz (113 g) chopped semi-sweet chocolate
3 tbsp (45 mL) butter
3/4 cup (175 mL) sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup (125 mL) all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped nuts (optional)
1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C), Line a 9-inch (23 cm) baking pan with parchment or grease well with cooking spray.

In bowl, beat the chevre, butter and sugar on low speed of electric mixer until smooth and blended. Add flour, egg, vanilla and honey, beating until blended. Set aside.

In small saucepan, melt chocolate and butter over low heat, stirring until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in sugar and eggs. Mix thoroughly. Add flour, nuts (if using), baking powder, vanilla and salt, stirring until blended. Spread half of the batter in a prepared pan. Spread the chevre filling over the top. Cover evenly with spoonfuls of the remaining brownie batter. Swirl mixtures with the tip of the knife just enough to marble

Bake in the center of the oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until set. Cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes.

Cut into squares, store in air-tight container.
Makes 16 brownies.
PER (1/16) SERVING: about 130 cal, 3 g pro, 6 g total fat (3 g sat fat), 17 g carb, 0 g fibre, 40 mg chol, 105 mg sodium. %RDI: iron 2%, calcium 4%, vit A 4%, vit C 0%  

Raspberry Chevre Brownies: Dot 1/4 cup (50 mL) of raspberry jam into the batter just before swirling. Bake as above.