Baking: Cakes, Cookies, Muffins: Double Chocolate Fudgies

A special guilt-free treat for chocolate lovers, thanks to a 33% calorie reduction from the traditional recipe.

Author: Merisant/Equal® - www.equal.com
Date: December 26, 2012

Serves: 24 person(s)
Yield: 24 x bars

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 12 mins

Ingredients:

    3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    1 cup Equal® Spoonful (or 24 packets Equal® Sweetener)
    1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
    6 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
    1 tsp baking powder
    1/4 tsp salt
    6 Tbsp stick butter or margarine, softened
    1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
    2 eggs
    1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

    Preheat oven to 350°F.

    Combine flour, Equal®, semi-sweet chocolate chips, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Beat butter, applesauce, eggs and vanilla until blended. Stir in combined flour mixture until blended.

    Fill foil or paper cup lined miniature muffin cups with approximately 1 slightly rounded teaspoonful of dough. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

    Let cool in pan 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.

Variations:

    To decorate, sprinkle with colored sprinkles, insert pecan half, top with chopped nuts – before baking. Or spread with Equal® Cream Cheese Frosting after baking, then add sprinkles, etc.

    Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:82 cals
Kilojoules:344 kJ
Fat:4.8 g
Carbohydrates:8.7 g
Protein:1.3 g
Cholesterol:23.0 mg
Sodium:65 mg
Saturated Fat:2.9 g
Fiber:0.6 g
Calcium:19.4 mg
Total Sugars:4.3 g

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