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Pecan-Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

Photo: Karry Hosford
Yield 16 servings (serving size: 1 bar)
You can substitute chopped walnuts, almonds, or cashews for the pecans.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 87
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fat 2.6 g
  • satfat 0.6 g
  • monofat 1.3 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 1.2 g
  • carbohydrate 15.4 g
  • fiber 0.5 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.5 mg
  • sodium 68 mg
  • calcium 12 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup, and level with a knife. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Set aside.

  3. Combine brown sugar, vanilla, and egg whites in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed 1 minute. Add flour mixture, beating just until combined. Stir in pecans and chocolate chips.

  4. Spread batter into an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake bars at 350° for 18 minutes or until golden and crusty on top. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.