TCHO to The Chocolate Cult which we have to review is their 8oz bag of 66% organic baking drops. The bag contains these discs of chocolate instead of the more narrow but much thicker chips you find in most bagged baking chocolate. Your Chocolate Priestess will write a bit about what this is important for higher purity chocolates in a few paragraphs. Let me be blunt: these are not cheap and the ones we are using today are a dollar more than the other drops TCHO sells. Either you buy these for special occasions or you must make a lot fewer treats than I do, Sisters and Brothers.
The recipe I used can be found on either their website at the link above or on the back of the 66% bag. I changed a few things so these are the ingredients I actually used.
10 T "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" stick spread
3/4 C "Egg Beaters"
1 1/4 C Splenda sugar
1/2 C Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
3 T unsweetened cocoa powder
In another bowl I whisked together the eggs and the sugar until it was smooth and I couldn't see any grains. This was my second bowl and I wish I could have felt comfortable enough with the product to have made it all in one bowl.
Then I whisked in the melted chocolate mixture until it was all blended and dark. I don't like to waste things so I make sure I scrap as much of the melted chocolate as I could.
Again I made a different decision and just sprayed my 9 X 13 glass pan with no stick, no fat, no cholesterol spray. I set it to bake for 20 minutes but around 14 minutes the dark chocolate scent filled the house. That's interesting because I didn't find the drops themselves to be particularly fragrant when I opened the bag.
These are not calorie friendly brownies not even with the substitutions I made. Share them with someone or more than one person and try to spread out the enjoyment over several days. The bag of drops themselves have almost 11.5 servings each with 110 calories made of 4.5g saturated fat, 7g sugars, 2g protein, with a touch of calcium and 6% iron you need daily. I'm surprised given that this is 66% cacao content that it lack any fiber at all.
TCHO also offers 68% baking drops if you want something a bit darker and don't mind if if it's organic or not. Both are Fair Trade certified so you can assume your cocoa wasn't grown using slave or child labor, problems in the over all cocoa trade.