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Nut Bars with Chocolate Drizzle

By Jason Fung, MD

Nut Bars with Chocolate Drizzle

The original version of this recipe called for maple syrup, but without its overpowering sweetness, the wonderful nut and chocolate combo really shines. Who needs the extra sugar? These are better without it! As Found in The Obesity Code Cookbook
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Cool 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 113 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 oz almonds, pecans or walnuts raw or roasted
  • 3 oz dates pitted
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa flakes
  • 1/4 cup ground flax
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 oz dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
  • salt

Instructions
 

  • Assemble, prepare, and measure ingredients. Chop nuts. Chop dates. Beat egg white to soft peaks. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C. Have ready an 8-inch (20 cm) square baking pan.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine nuts, dates, and egg white with quinoa flakes, flax, cinnamon, nutmeg, pinch of salt, and olive oil. Press into baking pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until firm and golden. Allow to cool in pan for 1 hour.
  • Melt chocolate in a double boiler over low heat, or in a small bowl in the microwave. Drizzle over baked bars and allow to cool completely before you slice into bars and serve. Leftovers will keep at room temperature in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Nut Bars with Chocolate Drizzle
Amount per Serving
Calories
113
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
7
g
11
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Cholesterol
 
1
mg
0
%
Sodium
 
4
mg
0
%
Potassium
 
98
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
11
g
4
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Calcium
 
20
mg
2
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword American, Dessert
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Jason Fung, MD

By Jason Fung, MD

Jason Fung, M.D., is a Toronto-based nephrologist (kidney specialist) and a world leading expert in intermittent fasting and low-carb diets.

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