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Chewy Chocolate Brownies Recipe

Chewy Chocolate Brownies Recipe

Cap off lunch with this sweet treat from Michele Doucette of Stephenville, Newfoundland. These chewy and fudgey brownies are so yummy, it's hard to believe they're just 124 calories each!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling YIELD:18 servings


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 124 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 65mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 240107
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

"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."

homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 152697
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

"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."

Cwazykitty User ID: 4302191 63081
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2013

"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."

hill235 User ID: 104152 152556
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2012

"Very disappointing. Taste was very bland and the texture nothing like a brownie"

Sewwhatcamp User ID: 4993903 152554
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2012

"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!"

CometCooker User ID: 6386694 81183
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2012

"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."

hammer56 User ID: 798930 152549
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2012

"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."

reason7 User ID: 5844573 63080
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2012

"The consistency was good and they looked dark and rich but the flavor was bland."

monogramer User ID: 2472741 146747
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2012

"Have been looking for a good scratch Brownie recipe that does not turn out like cake and this is it! Love it"

canher User ID: 2651055 134251
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2012

"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."

brillig45 User ID: 2119794 146746
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2012

"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!!!!"

sue311 User ID: 2068611 58692
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2012

"How can these be diabetic friendly with semisweet chocolate, brown sugar and corn syrup as part of the ingredient list????"

bakergirlmd User ID: 6045723 134250
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2012

"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!"

themrsh User ID: 4847810 81181
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"I was not crazy about the flavor in these."

JanetSan User ID: 4958336 58687
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2010

"Moist and chewy."

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