Tasty Tuesday – More on Chocolate

After The Chocolate Half, hundreds of chocolate walked through the streets of Port Dalhousie in search of chocolate. Little Ironman got his chocolate ice cream, and I eventually got this certificate for my age group award.

If you’re like me, Hershey Kisses are a favorite treat. But watch how many you eat! Just eating 12 will add 300 calories and 18 grams of fat to your diet.

Here’s a healthier chocolaty treat – and your kiddos won’t even notice the good stuff in them (don’t tell my boys!)

Chocolate Brownies

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup baby prunes (I use strained prunes)
3 tbsp. butter, melted
2 egg whites
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional – never tried them this way, never will)

Preheat oven to 325F.

Combine cocoa, flour, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.

Blend sugar, prunes, butter, egg whites, and vanilla.

Gradually add the flour mixture and blend. Stir in walnuts.

Cook in an 8×8 baking pan with a non-stick spray. Bake for approximately 22 minutes (edges will be dry, centre seems fudgy).

Cool. Slice. Enjoy.

The stats: 12 servings, 145 calories each, 4.7 g. fat, 25.1g carbohydrates, 2.5g protein, 62mg sodium and 8mg cholesterol.



  1. Another great recipe! Love it. I'd probably drop the salt and use one whole egg rather than 2 egg whites … only cuz we eat eggs regularly and two yokes sitting in a bowl in the fridge die a slow and apathetic death!


  2. Wait – is that photo your certificate?? Um, hmm…. A small plaque would have been nice, no? But at least you were first! Now if only I ate chocolate I'd be all over those brownies!


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