Combine equal, flour,chocolate chips,cocoa,baking powder and salt.Beat butter,applesauce,eggs and vanilla until blended. Stir in flour mixture until blended.
Spread batter in 8-inch square baking pan sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake in preheated 350 f oven 18-20 minutes or until top springs back when gently touched. Cool completely on wire rack. Makes 16 servings