I just make it like the directions say. 3 Tbsp of water, mix it up, and stick it in the microwave for 1 minute and 15 seconds. It's great!..
I'd suggest mixing as directed (3T water, mix well in the little bowl Medifast provides) and then nuke for about 80 to 90 seconds. As SOON as the microwave beeps take the brownie and put it in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes (this really helps the texture for me) and if you have an optional snack available and want to do so - spread 1 teaspoon (yes, not a tablespoon that is the full snack option) of peanut butter on top before eating with a fork.
Yum! I've been doing a brownie most nights for the last month. :-).
I use the same amount of water, add a couple of drops of raspberry extract, mix it up. then I let mine sit for a couple of minutes and nuke it about 70 sec (I have a very powerful microwave). I have also stuck mine in the freezer - I've even eaten it nearly totally frozen - yum!.
Honestly it's hard to screw them up, unless you use too much water..
I have to agree.. I've gone frozen and I'm never goin' back!..
I am trying this next time I have a brownie!..
I make it exactly the way the package says. I think they are perfect and need no additions. I kinda like the coffee idea though. I also almost always cook mine in the toaster oven. I much prefer the real brownie texture when it's done that way and I always eat it while warm. I just use a spoon and eat it out of the container...
I have mixed 1 tablespoon of PB2 (dry) into the brownie powder with the 3T of water as usual. Nuke for 60 seconds. Yum!..
I use 2 Tablespoons of coffee (cold, not hot, or you will melt the chocolate chips) and 1 Tablespoon of a Davinci SF syrup OR 1 TBSP of Walden Farms chocolate syrup. Mix, microwave 70 seconds on 70% power, then freeze. Delicious...
The peanut butter sounds yummy , so it's ok too use pb now???..
Per Medifast we are allowed 1 Tablespoon of PB as our optional snack - read the LABEL before you buy your PB to get the lowest carb level you can (hint, that is NOT a reduced fat version, since they add more sugar to replace the yummy fat)..
I've got some Jif brand creamy pb in the house that I"ve been using. It has 3.5 grams of carbs for that Tablespoon. I usually only indulge in about a teaspoon of it on my Brownie..
I use a scale to be as accurate as possible. I make and freeze my brownie, then set it on the scale along with the spoon I"ll be using for my PB transport device. I zero the scale and then weigh out a portion of pb on the back of the spoon (not in the bowl of it). My Jif is 16 grams per Tablespoon, so I go for 5 grams of PB if I"m eating a teaspoon, or 10 grams if I'm using 2 teaspoons worth..
Then I use the back of the spoon to spread the pb on my brownie (which doesn't crumble or moosh in because it is still frozen. A knife doesn't work as well for me..
Then I either let it warm up a bit, or just eat it frozen. Yum!..
I was doing the freezer thing, but now I am dropping about 1/2 tsp of pbutter on top of the brownie batter and then nuking it. Then eating it right out of the microwave. So so so good...
I use the package directions but have also sprinkled Splenda brown sugar, just a tad, on it after baking. I use a spoon to get every crumb. I also scrape that container to get every tiny, baked on part.
I have used a teaspoon of lite cream cheese, mixed with the Spl. brn sugar, and spread that on top after baking. Then froze it. Absolutely delish!.
I love brownies...
As I type I'm eating Brownie Ice Cream, and it's yummy!! I got the recipe from the forum I apologize that I don't remember who posted it..
Mix well in blender:.
1 pkg. Medifast brownie.
1 cup ice.
1/2 cup water.
1 oz. fat-free cream cheese.
I'm not sure how to count the FF cream cheese I just added it as a private food, so that it counts towards my daily calories/carb intake..
I used PB2 (powdered peanut butter http://www26.netrition.com/bell_plantation_pb2.html).
2 tablespoons of the dry powder have 53 calories, 1g fat, 3g carbs and 5g protein. Usually you mix it with 1 tablespoon of water to get a creamy peanut butter. But I used it dry with the brownie mix... and since I only used 1 tablespoon it was 27.5 calories, 0.5g fat, 1.5g carbs and 2.5g protein..
I count it as an optional snack for the day since it's not high enough in fat to be a healthy fat...
WOW SOO many ways to enjoy these. Thanks everyone for responding. I had my first one and just followed the directions. Turned out good.
So whats the freezer deal about? Does it change the texture or it just freezes it and it's like eating a rock?..
I add a little bit of vanilla to mine and a tablespoon of egg beaters...