Chocolate Pecan Bars
Calories 225 (23% from fat)
Fat 5.7 gram
Saturated Fat 1.7 gram
Trans Fat 0 gram
Chol. 2 mg.
Sodium 262 mg.
Carb. 30 gram
Fiber 3 gram
Sugar 7 gram
Sugar Alcohol 0 gram
Protein 17 gram
1/2 cup Splenda
(We used the box that measures cup for cup like sugar.)
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/4 tsp. low sodium baking powder
2 packets (1.3 oz. each) Sugar Free, Fat Free Cook & Serve Chocolate Jell-O
3 scoops (1 cup) protein powder
(We used GNC Pro Performance 100% Whey Protein Vanilla Flavor.)
3 egg whites
1 1/2 cups fat free milk
1/4 cup fat free cream cheese
1 tsp. LorAnn chocolate flavoring oil
4 Tbsp. mini chocolate chips
(We used Nestle Mini Morsels.)
1/4 cup chopped pecans
2. Pour the blender mix into the bowl of flour base and stir everything together until it's thoroughly combined. Stir in the LorAnn chocolate flavoring oil.
3. Fold the mini chocolate chips and chopped pecans into the mixture.
4. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray the trays of an 8-mini-loaf baking pan with fat-free cooking spray. Pour the batter evenly in each tray, about 1/3 cup per bar.
5. Bake for 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Place on a wire rack and cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Yield: 8 Servings
Freeze each bar for easy re-heating later. Make sure they're tightly sealed inside freezer safe bags or plastic containers.
Microwave each bar for approximately 1.5 to 2 minutes. To make sure it comes back moist, put the frozen bar in a microwave safe bowl. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth or paper towel. It'll taste just like it came out of the oven fresh.