Apple Fudge Squares

2 (1oz) baking chocolate
½ c shortening
1 c sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2/3 c unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
1 c flour
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
½ c chopped walnuts

In large saucepan, melt chocolate and shortening. Blend in sugar, eggs, applesauce and vanilla. Sift together dry ingredients, ad to chocolate mixture. Spread into a greased and floured 8x8 inch pan. Sprinkle nuts on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

Dan Kirk