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.

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),
  • 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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