Low-Calorie Holiday Brownie Bites

Holiday Low-Calorie Brownie Bites

It’s Christmas time and you know what that means: sweets!

All these delicious Christmas cookies and treats around makes it very hard to make good choices, let alone stay on track if you’re on a diet (or just trying to eat healthy)! For me, just in the last week I’ve made cookies twice – either for gifts or having company over! It’s so hard to resist all these goodies and though it’s okay to have one or two, I feel like if I cave and have one then I’ll want three more, lol.

These low-calorie holiday brownie bites are the perfect option for that sweet tooth… The little touch of holiday sprinkles adds a bit more sweetness – and of course they look so festive!!

I took a traditional brownie recipe and replaced some ingredients to make it healthier, in addition to making the brownies bite-sized treats, and they ended up coming to just 56 calories apiece! 🙂

Holiday Low-Calorie Brownie Bites

The key to these brownies is undercooking them a bit so they have a little more richness and are more brownie-like than cake-like.

They are also really easy and fun to make… You can throw these into the Christmas cooking-making day and the kids can decorate them with their favorite sprinkles, then just pop them in the oven!

And while everyone around is having a little nibble of cookies and batter here and there (this batter is amazing… I mean, I had to try it), you can have a couple of these delicious bites to join in the fun! 🙂


1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
4 tbsp. plain non-fat greek yogurt
1 tbsp. white vinegar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. butter extract (optional)
1 cup cold water
assorted holiday sprinkles
cooking/baking spray

Holiday Low-Calorie Brownie Bites


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk until combined.
  3. Make three wells in the dry ingredients. In one add the oil and greek yogurt, the second vinegar, vanilla and butter extract in the last.
  4. Start to mix with a hand mixer on low until fully combined.
  5. Prep two mini muffin pans with cooking spray, then use a tablespoon to measure out the batter (about 1 tbsp. per muffin).
  6. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. of sprinkles, then place into the oven and bake for 6-8 minutes, depending on your oven.
  7. Remember, if you want them more brownie-like in constancy, undercook them a bit. Take out of the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutritional Information:

Servings: 30 brownie bites w/ sprinkles
Serving Size: 1 brownie bite w/ sprinkles

Calories: 56
Fat: 1 g
Carbohydrates: 10 g
Sugar: 5 g
Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 1 g

Holiday Low-Calorie Brownie Bites


EMILY NESS is a full-time food and lifestyle author who’s passionate about developing simple yet mouth-watering recipes that anyone can make. Since founding her website CookingUpHappiness.com in 2013, she’s went on to share her passion for cooking healthy and tasty recipes with the thousands of people around the world.
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