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Four-Nut and Maple Bars

Makes: 24 servings
Serving size: 1 bar Yield: 24 bars
Prep 20 mins Bake 350°F 25 mins to 30 mins
Four-Nut and Maple Bars
Ingredients
  • 2  cups  whole wheat flour
  • 1  teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 2  egg whites
  • 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  cup  semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 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 KitchenFrom 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
Start to Finish 5 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/4  cup  chocolate-hazelnut spread
  • 3  tablespoons  fat-free milk
  • 1  tablespoon  pure maple syrup
  • 1/2  cup  unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 - 1 1/4  cups  powdered sugar
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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 24,
  • cal. (kcal) 241,
  • Fat, total (g) 14,
  • chol. (mg) 0,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 29,
  • Monounsaturated fat (g) 7,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • sugar (g) 16,
  • pro. (g) 4,
  • vit. A (IU) 0,
  • vit. C (mg) 0,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 12,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 81,
  • Potassium (mg) 183,
  • calcium (mg) 50,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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