Diet Soda Pop Brownies

"My sister gave me this recipe. I was skeptical, but it was pretty good! I dusted the top with powdered sugar and served with ice cream and chocolate syrup drizzled on top. The calories Zaar calculated is off, but basically it will be whatever is indicated on the brownie mix package since all you're adding is diet pop. Any pop will do of course, not just Pepsi."
 
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Diet Soda Pop Brownies created by flower7
Ready In:
45mins
Ingredients:
2
Yields:
12 pieces
Serves:
12
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ingredients

  • 22 ounces brownie mix (or any standard size box)
  • 10 ounces diet pepsi (1.25 cups)
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directions

  • Mix ingredients.
  • Pour into an 8 x 8 glass baking dish.
  • Cook at 350 degrees for about 30 or 40 minutes or until tooth pick comes out clean.
  • Optionally dust with powdered sugar.

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  1. Chris A.
    5 stars for a great idea for terrific tasting brownies... you can taste the soda! I'm a Tf2 diabetic, so this was a real treat. Ups are simplicity, ease of mixing/pouring, surprising richness, and a thick, delicious cake texture. Issues I ran into that are easy to correct for the next time... I used diet Pepsi. It's what I had on hand. Next time - Cherry Coke Zero. I used Pillsbury sugar free, chocolate fudge brownie mix. If you use a standard can of soda, you'll need two boxes of this mix as they only seem to be available in 12oz. boxes. An 8X8 clear glass dish took an hour at 350F and you end up with more a cake than typical brownie dimensions. Next time - a 12X12 glass dish. OK... that's it. Again, never would have thought to do this... but I'll never use eggs and oil again!
     
  2. LylaAnderson
    Really great idea for brownies! I did it a bit different than the recipe, but the basic idea was the same!<br/><br/>I had an 18.22 oz box of dark chocolate brownies. I just added diet lemon-lime soda (I like it b/c you can't taste it in the brownies) until it had the consistency of regular brownie batter. I did NOT pour it into a measuring cup b/c that takes all the fizz out and flattens the brownies.<br/><br/>I used a 13x9 inch pan. They had to bake a longer than the box said. I let mine bake for about 20 minutes, then took them out and checked (still too gooey), and then put them on a lower rack and let them bake for 5 more minutes, then turned off the oven and let them sit in the still-warm oven for ~10 more minutes. This lets them cook without burning the edges.<br/><br/>They turned out moist, not too cakey, and delicious! And they were only 100 calories for a 5 or so square inch brownie. My batch made 20 brownies.
     
  3. nemokitty
    This completely flopped for me. I had to cook for 1 hour and when I tried to cut it, it stuck to the pan. I had to throw it all away. What a waste of a brownie mix!
     
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    Diet Soda Pop Brownies Created by flower7
  5. flower7
    These really surprised me! I prefer fudgy brownies so was concerned these might be too cakey for me but even though they look that way, they are much moister than a typical cakey brownie (which makes them seem fudgier when eating them). I used Ghirardelli Chocolate Supreme brownie mix (18.75 oz) and diet Dr. Pepper. Baked as directed in an 8x8 glass dish for what ended up being 37 minutes (tested a couple times between 25 & 37 min. before finally removing them). Thanks for the recipe!
     

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