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My boys love sweets. I know it’s a big shock, right? As a mother, I am always trying to make sure they eat somewhat of a balanced diet despite their picky tastes. They aren’t allowed to have dessert until they’ve eaten a good portion or all of their dinner including a healthy item.
Even when I do give them dessert I try to portion the quantity. There’s no reason they need a HUGE piece of cake or a thousand cookies. A few will do. This got me thinking. Could they tell if a dessert was lower calorie than usual? I decided to do the soda swap.
For the soda swap, you sub 12 ounces of soda for the eggs, oil, and water cake mixes call for. That’s right, you just mix a box of cake mix with a can of soda and it’s ready to be baked. It’s an easy go to when you are out of eggs and oil. I used a diet brown soda so I got rid of all the oil and egg calories that would have normally been in the recipe. Mom win!
One of my favorite and easiest desserts to pick up is NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® refrigerated cookie dough. What’s easier than plopping the ready to go cookie dough squares in the oven? Almost nothing, if you want a homemade taste. That’s why I knew I had to try their NEW baking mixes too. With NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® having over 75 years of baking experience I knew these highly versatile baking mixes was just the thing I needed to do my soda swap test.
To get started, I headed to my local Walmart and bought NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Brownies & More with Butterfingers mix, diet soda, and some Butterfinger bites. I had all of the other ingredients on hand. And when I say ALL. I mean the other two. This recipe is super simple to make having only 5 ingredients total!
I love how NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® helps me make fun recipes with a twist. The soda swap created a fudge like center that is smooth rather than cake or brownie like while the outer crust is almost exactly like a brownie. It’s a fun texture combination for your mouth!
With a tweak here and an add in there NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® makes everyone feel like they are a top chef. I love that!
Guess what? Seems as though my kids will eat anything thing that contains chocolate and peanut butter. Go figure! Healthier swaps will most definitely be in their future!! Be sure to check out NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® on Pinterest to get more great recipe ideas!
Super Easy Chocolate Butterfinger Bundt Cake (Only 5 Ingredients!)
- 1 box NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Brownies & More with Butterfingers
- 12 ounces diet soda
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- Butterfinger candy bar crushed
Preheat oven to 325F degrees. In a medium bowl, stir together the NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® mix with soda until well combined. Pour into greased bundt pan and bake for 35 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan and then invert onto cooling rack.
While the cake is cooling, heat the peanut butter and coconut oil for 30-seconds in the microwave until thinned. Once the cake is cooled, drizzle on peanut butter and sprinkle crushed Butterfinger pieces. Enjoy!
What is your favorite low-calorie dessert?
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.