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Chocolate Fudge Brownie Calories

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Jessica Martinez is a freelance writer from Clayton, North Carolina. As a homeschooling mom, she enjoys writing about education, child development and family issues. Martinez also enjoys researching and writing about subjects she loves: history, art, interior design, gardening and travel.
Chocolate Fudge Brownie Calories
Chocolate fudge brownies are popular for desert -- but high in fat. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images

Bittersweet, soft and rich, chocolate fudge brownies are a popular dessert item. Brownies are very high in calories and fat, and are best left as an occasional treat.

Calories

One cup of butter, four 1-oz. squares of unsweetened chocolate, 2 cups of white sugar, four eggs, 1 cup of all-purpose flour and 2 cups of chopped walnuts make 12 brownies, each of which contains 374 calories, including 198 fat calories.

Recommendations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends limiting your total fat intake to 30 percent of your total daily calories, and your saturated fat to 7 percent. For a 2,000-calorie diet, this works out to about 66 g of total fat per day and about 15 g of saturated fat, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Considerations

One chocolate fudge brownie contains 22 g of fat, 13.3 of which come from saturated fat. This means that it contains one-third of the total daily fat recommended for the average person and nearly all of the saturated fat.

Healthy Substitutions

For healthier brownies, replace the eggs with eight egg whites or 2 cups of egg substitute, reduce the sugar by one-quarter and substitute the butter for 1 cup of applesauce.

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