Healthy Chocolate Brownies

Healthy Chocolate Brownies is a delicious, easy and quick (35) minute recipe for super moist brownies. Chocolate and applesauce combined with chopped pecans and powdered sugar are the main ingredients. It is also a low calories, low fat, low sodium, low cholesterol, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, Weight Watchers (4) PointsPlus and diabetic friendly recipe. Makes (24) brownies. Healthy Chocolate Brownies will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 25 Minutes.
Total Time: 2 Hours-35 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

Non-Stick cooking spray
1 (4 oz.) bar unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
1/3 cup canola oil
1/3 cup canned unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups granulated sugar
8 egg whites
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1-2 tsp powdered sugar, optional

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350º F.

2. Line a 13×9-inch pan with aluminum foil, ends of foil extending over sides. Spray foil with cooking spray.

3. Mix the first 4 ingredients together in a large bowl. Stir in the granulated sugar and egg whites. Add in flour and nuts; mix well. Pour into prepared pan.

4. Place in oven and bake 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with fudgy crumbs. (Do not overbake.) Cool completely. Use foil handles to lift brownies from pan before cutting to serve. Cut into 24 equal sized pieces.

OPTIONAL: (Use a fine-mesh strainer to sift 1 to 2 tsp. powdered sugar over the cooled brownies).

YIELD: 24 Servings.
Serving Size: 1 per serving.

Weight Watchers PointsPlus = 4
Carb Choices: 1-1/2

Diet Exchange:
1-1/2 Starch + 1 Fat

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 160, Total Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 20mg, Sugars: 17g, Carbohydrates: 23g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 2g

Original recipe and image from: Kraft Foods. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/blissful-brownies-52910.aspx

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