Four-Nut and Maple Bars

Four-Nut and Maple Bars
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Makes:
24 servings
Serving Size:
1 bar
Yields:
24 bars
Prep:
20 mins
Bake:
25 mins to 30 mins 350°F
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Four-Nut and Maple Bars

Ingredients
1
teaspoon baking powder
1
teaspoon baking soda
3/4
cup pure maple syrup
1/2
cup canola oil
1/2
cup fat-free milk
1 1/2
cups toasted chopped cashews, almonds, walnuts, and/or pecans
1
1
recipe Chocolate-Hazelnut Frosting, (recipe below)
2/3
cup toasted pecan halves, chopped cashews, slivered almonds, and/or chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and lightly flour a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. In large bowl combine flour, baking powder, and soda. In medium bowl whisk together egg whites, maple syrup, oil, and milk; add to flour mixture. Stir to combine. Stir in the 1-1/2 cups nuts and the chocolate. Spread in prepared pan.
  2. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Spread with Chocolate-Hazelnut Frosting; sprinkle with the 2/3 cup nuts. Cut into bars. Makes 24 bars.

From the Test Kitchen

From Our Test Kitchen:

If you like, line your baking pan with foil, extending the foil over edges of pan. Grease foil and set pan aside. Cool bars as directed in recipe then simply use the edges of the foil to lift the uncut bars out of the pan.

Chocolate-Hazelnut Frosting

Ingredients

1/4
cup chocolate-hazelnut spread
3
tablespoons fat-free milk
1
tablespoon pure maple syrup

Directions

  1. In a bowl combine chocolate-hazelnut spread, fat-free milk, and pure maple syrup. Stir in unsweetened cocoa powder. Stir in powdered sugar until spreading consistency.

Nutrition Facts

(Four-Nut and Maple Bars)
    Per serving:
  • 241 kcal cal.,
  • 14 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 4 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 7 g monounsatured fat),
  • 0 mg chol.,
  • 81 mg sodium,
  • 29 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 16 g sugar,
  • 4 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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