Health by Chocolate
How enjoying a little chocolate might actually help your health.
Chocolate Truffle Bars
WebMD Weight Loss Clinic members: Journal as 1 portion of
light dessert + 1 tablespoon nuts
If you would rather not use Splenda, simply delete it. These brownie-like
bars have a wonderful texture, too.
2/3 cup less-fat margarine (with 8 grams of fat per
tablespoon) like Take Control
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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%.
Recipes provided by Elaine Magee; Â© 2007 Elaine Magee
Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, is the "Recipe Doctor" for
the WebMD Weight Loss Clinic and the author of numerous books on nutrition and
health. Her opinions and conclusions are her own.