4 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup all natural raspberry fruit spread
1/2 cup brown sugar or other dried sweetener
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup frozen strawberries
Step one: preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8×8 baking pan.
Step two: melt chocolate in a double broiler or the microwave. To microwave cook for 30 seconds and then in 10-20 second increments until fully melted. Be careful not to burn!
Step three: in a large bowl, vigorously mix together the jam, sweetener, and apple sauce.
Step four: Stir in extracts and melted chocolate.
Step five: Sift in flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix well until a stiff dough forms. Then fold in frozen raspberries.
Step six: spread mixture into greased pan. The mixture will be very thick and you may need to use your hands to make it smooth.
Step seven: bake for 16-18 minutes, when they should still be soft and gooey. If a tester toothpick comes out clean they are overcooked! Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. For extra fudgeyness let them sit in a refrigerator for a few hours.
I wish I had a picture of the final product but I took these to a bridal shower and forgot to photograph them. Needless to say they were definitely a hit!