1 cup of all-purpose flour, sifted.
½ teaspoon of baking powder.
¼ teaspoon of baking soda.
¼ teaspoon of salt.
½ cup of butter.
2 oz of unsweetened baking chocolate.
1 cup of sugar.
2/3 cup of applesauce.
2 medium eggs.
1 teaspoon of vanilla.
½ cup of chopped pecans.


Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

Grease an 8-inch square pan on bottom.

Sift the flour, baking powder, soda and salt together; then set aside.

In a double boiler, melt the butter and chocolate together over medium heat.

Remove from the heat and add the sugar and applesauce.

Beat in the eggs one at a time.

Blend in the vanilla and dry ingredients; then stir in pecans.

Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly.

Bake for 40 minutes or until done.

Allow to cool, then cut into squares.