Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday Foods

Chewy Chocolate-Oat Bars

Melted chocolate and fat-free sweetened condensed milk make a fudgy layer in these yummy bars. From eatbetteramerica.

Prep Time:20 min
Start to Finish:2 hr 15 min
makes:16 bars

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup (from 14-oz can) fat-free sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1 cup Gold Medal® whole wheat flour
1/2 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup canola or soybean oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup fat-free egg product
2 tablespoons old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
2 teaspoons no-trans-fat stick margarine, softened*

1. In 1-quart heavy saucepan, heat chocolate chips and milk over low heat, stirring frequently, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth; set aside.
2. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch or 9-inch square pan with cooking spray.
3. In large bowl, mix flour, 1/2 cup oats, the baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. In medium bowl, stir brown sugar, oil vanilla and egg product with fork until smooth; stir into flour mixture until blended. Reserve 1/2 cup dough in small bowl for topping.
4. Pat remaining dough in pan (if dough is sticky, spray fingers with cooking spray or lightly flour fingers). Spread chocolate mixture over dough. Add 2 tablespoons oats and the butter to reserved dough; mix with pastry blender or fork until crumbly. Drop small spoonfuls of oat mixture evenly over chocolate mixture.
5. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until top is golden and firm. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. *Only use margarine with at least 65% vegetable oil.

Nutritional Information
1 Bar: Calories 160 (Calories from Fat 50); Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 115mg; Total Carbohydrate 25g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 17g); Protein 3g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 4%; Iron 4% Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1 1/2 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Lil' Woman said...

It's not nice to tantalize someone with sweet looking yummy treats when they're stuck at work! :)

Anais said...

Mmmmm :) did you make those yet? They look delicious! If you want a website with lots of recipes (and pictures), check out It's dangerous though, because whenever I check it out I get super hungry!

ReRe said...

yummers!!!! another reason why i heart you!

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