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Raw Brownies Calories and Nutrition Facts Per Bar:

189 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated), 12g carbs, 3g fiber, 4g protein, 5 Weight Watchers Points Plus (Katie’s Note: The cookbook does include nutrition facts, but not Weight Watchers points.)

Substitutions:

  • Pecans: additional walnuts, or macadamia nuts or almonds
  • Walnuts: additional pecans, or almonds or Brazil nuts
  • Cacao powder: unsweetened cocoa powder or carob powder
  • Dates: soft raisins
  • Cashews: macadamia nuts

Variations:

Lower-Fat Cheesecake Brownies: Replace 1/2 cup of the walnuts with old-fashioned rolled oats. Replace 1/4 cup of the cashews in the cheesecake layer with plain or vanilla nondairy yogurt.

Oil-Free Cheesecake Brownies: Replace the coconut oil in the cheesecake layer with coconut butter, adding extra water if needed to blend the mixture smoothly.

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies: Replace the water in the cheesecake layer with Raspberry Coulis (recipe can be found in Practically Raw Desserts), raspberry purée, or raspberry jam.

Cheesecake-Stuffed Blondies: Use the recipe for Famous Five-Minute Blondies (recipe can be found in Practically Raw Desserts) in place of the brownie layer recipe above.