?Gooey Chocolate Chip Brownie Bars @chocolatecoveredkatie . . 1/3 cup applesauce 1 cup peanut butter or allergy-friendly alternative 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp flour (almond flour, white, spelt, sorghum & oat all work) 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp cocoa powder 2/3 cup unrefined sugar or choice 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/8 tsp salt 1/2 cup chocolate chips (mini are best, but regular also work) optional chocolate chips for the top . _________________________________ Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease an 8×8 pan. In a large mixing bowl, stir first 3 ingredients until smooth. Add all remaining ingredients, and stir. Only if it’s too dry after stirring to resemble a thick brownie batter, very slowly add a little milk of choice or water until the desired texture is reached. Smooth evenly into the pan, then press in extra chocolate chips if desired. Bake 20 min, then remove from the oven. It will look a little undercooked, so do not touch the pan for at least 15 min. After this time, it will have firmed up and you can cut without crumbling. . . Full nutrition facts are posted on the blog: @chocolatecoveredkatie . .