Chocolate Brownie Fudge Squares

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Chocolate brownie fudge squares

I couldn’t quite decide what to call these little squares of gooey, soft, squishy, chocolatey gorgeousness because they’re sort of a chocolate brownie but with a really amazing fudgey texture. Really melt-in-the-mouth mmmmmmmm.

I reckon they’re gonna disappear pretty quick if I take them out on the school run this afternoon so better save a few for our tea!

I have to admit I’m finding it pretty amazing actually how easy it is to cook such delicious food gdfree. When I’ve tried it before I’ve always felt like I’ve been compromising and that I have to leave something out. Whether it’s because there is so much gdfree inspiration out there nowadays, in the form of other blogs, new recipe books, people posting recipes on Instagram and Pinterest, or whether it’s just that I never knew it existed, I don’t know. I could spend hours flicking through the foodie social media world (as the hubs will attest to) finding inspiration from all sorts of people and places.

It’s an incredible world we live in really. A small, connected, vast-reaching social world nowadays, and I’m excited to be a part of it!

This recipe is inspired by a girl called Chocolate Covered Katie who is a massive hit in the States. She has an award winning food blog full of her healthier baking treat recipes. Her philosophy is having your cake and eating it too (I like that!) by creating recipes based on whole grains, healthy fats, low sugar and no refined carbs. I’ve found some of her recipes a bit hit or miss, and she does use some weird and wonderful ingredients, but I think the ideas are great.

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Board of brownies

Chocolate Brownie Fudge Squares

  • Servings: 16
  • Difficulty: easy peasy
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You will need this:
100g coconut flour
150g sugar
150g apple sauce (used as an egg replacer: I took a tin of bramley apple slices with no added sugar and blitzed them into a sauce)
100g melted coconut oil
60g cocoa powder
20g flaxseed
1 tbsp vanilla bean paste
1tsp bicarb soda
cup of warm water

You make it like this:

  1. Mix together with a fork the apple sauce, flax, vanilla, coconut oil and water.
  2. In a separate bowl stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa & bicarb.
  3. Mix together and bake in lined tin at 180c for 15mins.

As easy as 1,2,3. literally.

It comes out slightly cracked on top and feeling quite squishy but that’s what makes it have such an amazing melt-in-the-mouth texture. You do have to be quite careful to let it cool completely and slice it gently. Mind you, all the broken ones go to the cook so you’ll probably luck out there!


4 thoughts on “Chocolate Brownie Fudge Squares

  1. Wow! This looks absolutely amazing. I am a huge fan of anything bread-y, sweet, tender, and this definitely fits the bill. I love baking with applesauce because you can replace a lot (if not all) of the fat with it, and it adds so much moisture. 🙂 I wish I had vanilla bean paste, but I do have vanilla extract. How much of that should I use? Thank you for sharing such a wonderful recipe. I think I will give it a try this weekend and let you know how it goes! I am also so envious of your photography skills – you are really talented. So glad I discovered your blog and I will definitely be back soon to find more recipes like this one!


    1. Thankyou for your lovely comment! Yes adding applesauce has been a bit of revelation to me as I don’t really like eggs anyway because of the texture they give. It says on my vanilla bean paste jar that 15ml paste = 15ml extract = 1 vanilla pod. I think the paste is just thicker than extract but no difference in concentration so you can use it like for like. Glad you like my photos too….I’m totally an amateur but have a great camera and beautiful black granite worktops to take picture on which helps I think! Let me know if you make them x

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