Pecan-Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

Photo: Karry Hosford

You can substitute chopped walnuts, almonds, or cashews for the pecans.

Yield: 16 servings (serving size: 1 bar)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 87
  • Calories from fat: 27%
  • Fat: 2.6g
  • Saturated fat: 0.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 1.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 15.4g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.5mg
  • Sodium: 68mg
  • Calcium: 12mg

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

Preparation

  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.
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