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To make these brownies lower in fat and calories (but still moist and fudgy), we replaced some of the eggs and butter with prune puree.

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2005
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Cook's Notes

Look for the puree in the baby-food or baking section at the grocery store.

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  • sarahwashburn
    28 OCT, 2013
    My husband and I loved these. This is a great recipe to have on hand...a great way to use up extra baby food!
  • AmyChristopher
    6 JUN, 2012
    I love these brownies! I used 1/2 cup chocolate chips for the 4 oz. of semisweet. I microwaved the butter and chocolate chips instead of using the double boiler method. The texture is wonderful - fudgy and rich tasting. There is a bit of prune taste, so some might be put off by that. Personally, I think this recipe is tops!
  • wmw13
    22 MAR, 2012
    A little disappointing for sure! How can these brownies be "guilt-free" and have 1 cup of sugar and white flour in them?!? To have a brownie is one thing but to call them "guilt-free" is not correct. I think the bigger offender is the white sugar and flour instead of the egg. I agree with a natural, fruit-based sweetener like the puree and maybe a high protein flour like almond flour or a high fiber flour like coconut replaced in the recipe and they could be called "guilt-free"!
  • ChefTBaks
    11 MAR, 2012
    Yum!!! You wouldn't even know that there are prunes in this. Stuck to the foil so it didn't slice perfectly. Yum, again!
  • ChefTBaks
    11 MAR, 2012
    Nutritional info (per a hardcopy of Everyday Food- Jan/Feb 2005): Serves 16, 140 calories per serving, 4.3g fat, 2.2g protein, 25g carbohydrates, 1.4g fiber
  • MS10028876
    16 OCT, 2011 Here is a website for nutritional analysis. There are 127 calories per serving with 4.2 grams of fat. It did leave out the prune puree so you you will have to add a few nore calories per serving
  • sportsgalnat
    30 JUL, 2011
    The addition of prune puree makes these brownies soft and fudgy. I absolutely loved their rich flavor
  • MS12092232
    13 JAN, 2011
    Can prune lekvar be used or even, prune cake filling sold in the can? I would guess they are much denser than prune baby food.
  • weagl860
    5 DEC, 2010
    Ok, I am very impressed with these. Sweet, chocolate-y,very fudge-y, not at all cakey. I put a very light sprinkle (about 2 TBS total) of white chocolate chips on top to give my 5 year old something to do. Great treat! (4 WW Pointsplus.)
  • slosh8715
    27 JUL, 2010
    This is a reply for giggles. There are many nutritional calculators on the internet. They are very easy to use. You simply put in the ingredients and it calculates for you. I have not seen nutritional info on any of Marthas recipes. It seems obvious to me they do not/will not include it. This seems to be a common complaint yet I cannot figure out why people keep coming back to the site.If you dont like no info or a certain ingredient, or preparation method there are many 'healthy' recipe sites.

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