Applesauce Brownies

These cake-like brownies are moist and delicious.

Yield

48 brownies

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups granulated (white) sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 cups applesauce
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated (white) sugar
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease a 15 x 10 x 1-inch jelly-roll pan with Pan Release or cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl, cream 1 1/2 cups sugar and butter. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift cocoa, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and flour ingredients and add to sugar mixture, alternately with applesauce. Pour into prepared jelly roll pan.

In a small mixing bowl, combine 2 tablespoon sugar, chocolate chips and nuts. Sprinkle over batter.

Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted halfway between the edge and center comes out clean. Do not overbake. Center should be set (slightly sticky) but not dry. Cool completely, then cut into bars.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 30 minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories: 87; Total Fat: 3.2 g; Cholesterol: 9 mg; Sodium: 124 mg; Total Carbs: 14.3 g; Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g; Protein: 1 g

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