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Chocolate Truffle Bars

If you would rather not use Splenda, simply delete it. These brownie-like bars have a wonderful texture, too.

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup less-fat margarine (with 8 grams of fat per tablespoon)
  • 1/3 cup fat-free half-and-half
  • 7 ounces (7 squares) unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup Splenda
  • 2 large eggs (use higher omega-3 type, if available)
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose white flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup walnut pieces

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat a 9 x 13-inch pan (or two 9-inch square baking pans) with canola spray. Set aside.
  2. Add the margarine and fat-free half-and-half to a medium nonstick saucepan and melt the butter, stirring constantly, over medium-low heat. Once the margarine is melted, remove the pan from the heat.
  3. Add the chopped baking chocolate to the melted butter, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until chocolate is completely melted. Add the sugar and Splenda and stir to blend well.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, stirring vigorously after each. Add egg substitute and stir to combine. Add the whole-wheat and white flours and stir to combine. Stir in the vanilla extract and walnuts.
  5. Pour batter into prepared baking pan(s) and bake for 23-25 minutes (20 minutes if using two pans). The brownies will still look somewhat soft and shiny. Remove from the oven and place on cooling rack.

Yield:
24 bars

Nutritional Information
Per serving: 130 calories, 3 g protein, 15 g carbohydrate, 7 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 2.5 g monounsaturated fat, 2.5 g polyunsaturated fat, 13 mg cholesterol, 2 g fiber, 31 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 50%.

© 2007 WebMD Inc. © 2006 Elaine Magee


Last Editorial Review: 6/11/2007