Chewy Chocolate Brownies Recipe
- 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
- 1 egg
- 1 egg white
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 4-1/2 teaspoons light corn syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup baking cocoa
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1. In a microwave, melt chocolate; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat the brown sugar, applesauce, egg, egg white, oil, corn syrup and vanilla. Beat in chocolate until blended. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; beat into brown sugar mixture just until blended.
- 2. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
1 brownie equals 124 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 65 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.
Reviews for Chewy Chocolate Brownies
"These were easy to put together and I added icing to mine but I wish they would have had more of a chocolate flavor. I expected them I rise a bit more during baking but they didn't. Icing did add the extra touch they needed."
"NOT chewy and bland flavor- very disappointed. Followed the recipe except substituted maple syrup for corn syrup because I did not have and even with the extra flavoring of maple syrup these did not have much flavor. I thought the applesauce would help with moistness but did not. Will not make again."
"I followed the recipe exactly. I baked them for 15 minutes and they seemed to still be a little underdone so I shut the oven off and left them in for an additional 3 minutes. They still seemed slightly underdone in the center but the edges were starting to overbake. By the time it cooled, the end result was a delicious brownie that was moist. Those complaining about it being dry probably overbaked them and those complaining about the sugar should re-look at the amounts of the ingredients instead of just the ingredients themselves. One-eighteenth of any of those ingredients is a pretty small amount as the serving size is 18 brownies."
"Very disappointing. Taste was very bland and the texture nothing like a brownie"
"These were yummy, didn't last long at all! I did make a few changes, used sweetened applesauce and sweetened chocolate, but otherwise the same. They turned out great!"
"Loved 'em!! Made them for my homemaker club and thought they were great. Had to bake them a little longer than it said to but will definately make them again."
"Couldn't even give this one star. Very dry, not very flavorful. Very dissapointed!!! Chewy Chocolate sounded just what I was looking for but these were definatley not chewy. I will not try these again."
"The consistency was good and they looked dark and rich but the flavor was bland."
"Have been looking for a good scratch Brownie recipe that does not turn out like cake and this is it! Love it"
"I too am dissapointed. Anything with corn syrup is definately UNHEALTHY!! Corn syrup can actually raise blood pressure too... I dont believe these are healthy at all. I would just make the normal version and eat half of a serving rather than waste time and money on this version. sorry taste of home as I LOVE your food, ideas, menus, and recipes. this one is very questionable."
"With all the brown sugar, and the chocolate AND even the unsweetened applesauce, I would NEVER give one of these to my diabetic husband. It would send his blood sugar way over 350 if he were to eat one of these! WHY do they continue to tout these recipes as 'diabetic friendly' I'll never know!!!!"
"How can these be diabetic friendly with semisweet chocolate, brown sugar and corn syrup as part of the ingredient list????"
"I gave it one star just to be kind. Using unsweetened apple sauce, "light" corn sryup, and corn oil in the same recipe? Plus a woeful lack of chocolate chips that would not even it give it any chocolate flavor? The cocoa powder would overwhelm this recipe! This is hardly anything resembling brownies. not low-fact or even full-fat. This definitely needs to go back to the drawing board!"
"I was not crazy about the flavor in these."
"Moist and chewy."