Low Fat Chocolate Chewies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

Theoretically, these may be good for you. ;) I like these just from the oven, with the insides still warm and slightly chewy. Recipe from somewhere on the internet???

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup sugar (scant)
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa, sifted (not Dutch)
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 ounce semisweet chocolate, finely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F and place oven racks in the middle positions.
  2. Line one or two sheet pans with foil or kitchen parchment. Set aside.
  3. Beat the egg whites with the salt to a soft peak stage (when the tops of the peaks fall over when whip is removed).
  4. Add the sugar slowly, beating until the mixture is very thick.
  5. Stir in the cocoa powder, vanilla, and chopped chocolate.
  6. Place walnut-size mounds of the batter on the sheet pans and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes until dry on the surface but still soft inside.
  7. Slide the foil or parchment with its cookies onto a cooling rack and cool for 5 minutes.
  8. Peel the foil or parchment off the still-warm cookies and cool them completely on rack.


Most Helpful

OH MY GAWD! *LOL* These cookies are ADDICTIVE! I had a similar recipe, but it called for them to be baked for a little bit , then the heat turned off and sitting in the oven overnight. Which is good.... BUT!!! This recipe of baking them and then eating them right away ... *drool* *LOL* I must admit, I added some chocolate chips... I couldn't get my chocolate chopped up very fine, so I took the easy way out and just used the whole chips. Maybe about 1/2 cup or so... mini chips would be perfect. I have been making these every night for about a week!!! ;-) Thanks for a great recipe! :)

Marlene. January 29, 2004

I love these type of cookies, they sell them at whole foods. I decided to try & bake them and pulled up this recipe. I wish I would have read a few others before making these. This recipe is seriously flawed in every aspect from ingredients to cook temp. I threw all mine in the garbage that's how awful they were.. Seriously 1/2 ounce of chocolate chips & 1 c of sugar???? Don't waste your time on this one. If I could give it a half star I would.

suzyoc52@yahoo.com December 09, 2013

I loved this recipe, but I think it needs some changes. 1 cup of sugar is way, way, way too much. I cut it down to 1/2 cup. I used a splash of real vanilla, and 1 full ounce of semisweet chocolate. My oven at 140 degrees C led to some burning, but they were still yummy anyway! These made loads! My bestie and I were baking them and we decided to bake a pavlova instead. I lowered the temperature to 130 degrees C and it's still in the oven! I wonder how its going to turn out?

vintagenovelty May 23, 2007

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