These Sugar Free Fudge Brownies have a rich chocolaty flavor without spiking blood sugar levels. Make a batch of these delicious treats and watch them disappear.

Sugar Free Fudge Brownies Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Ready In: 45-60 min

Servings: 16

Ingredients

6 tbsp Margarine
4 oz Unsweetened Chocolate
1/3 cup Skim Milk
1/3 cup Apricot Preserves with artificial sweetener OR Apricot Spreadable Fruit
1 medium Egg Yolk
1 tsp Vanilla
½ cup Flour
10¾ tsp Sweetener
½ tsp Baking Powder
1/8 tsp Salt
3 medium Egg Whites
1/8 tsp Cream of Tartar
1/3 cup coarsely chopped Walnuts (optional)

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat margarine, chocolate, milk and apricot preserves in small saucepan, whisking frequently, until chocolate is almost melted. Remove from heat; whisk until chocolate is melted. Whisk in egg yolk and vanilla; mix in combined flour, the sweetener, the baking powder and the salt until smooth. Beat the egg whites and cream of tartar to stiff peaks in large bowl. Fold chocolate mixture into egg whites; fold in walnuts if desired. Pour batter into greased 8-inch square baking pan. Bake in preheated oven until brownies are firm to touch and toothpick inserted near center comes out clean, about 18 to 20 minutes. (Be careful not to over-bake!) Cool on wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Tips & Notes
Chocolate contains serotonin, a natural anti-depressant. Chocolate also stimulates endorphin production, which creates feelings of happiness and pleasure. In fact, one study found that melting chocolate in the mouth produced feelings of pleasure longer than passionate kissing. This may explain why many people naturally reach for chocolate when they’re depressed.
Several studies have found chocolate to be one of the best cancer-fighting foods along with foods like red wine, blueberries, garlic, and tea. Two ways that chocolate works as a cancer fighter is by inhibiting cell division and reducing inflammation, though research is ongoing and will probably find additional ways in which chocolate fights cancer.
Research has found that the theobromine in chocolate prevents tooth decay by eliminating streptococcus mutans, a bacteria found in the oral cavity that contributes to tooth decay.
One Dutch study followed 200 men over 20 years and found that those who consumed large amounts of chocolate, both milk chocolate and dark, lived longer and had lower overall disease rates than men who ate little or no chocolate.
This doesn’t mean that you should eat a pound of chocolate a day. Chocolate is still a high-calorie, high-fat food. Most of the studies done used no more than 100 grams, or about 3.5 ounces, of dark chocolate a day to get the benefits.
One bar of dark chocolate has around 400 calories. If you eat half a bar of chocolate a day, you must balance those 200 calories by eating less of something else. Cut out other sweets or snacks and replace them with chocolate to keep your total calories the same.

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Calories: 99
Total Fat: 7g
Cholesterol: 10mg
Sodium: 10mg
Total Carbohydrates: 9g
Protein: 2g

Source: DiabetesCare.net

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