Friday, April 1, 2011

Chewy Nut Bars

This recipe from Women's Day for Chewy Nut Bars is a great sweet protein snack that would be perfect for a little pick me up before the gym or just to prepare for the rest of the afternoon.

Chewy Nut Bars Recipe

Recipe Ingredients


    • 1 box (18.25 oz) devil’s food cake mix
    • 21/2 sticks (1 1/4 cups) butter, melted
    • 1 large egg
    • 2 tsp vanilla extract


    • 3/4 cup light-brown sugar
    • 3 large eggs
    • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
    • 2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 cup each (4 oz each) pecans, cashews and hazelnuts, coarsely chopped
    • 1½ cups (9 oz) semisweet chocolate chips

Recipe Preparation

    1. Heat oven to 350°F. You’ll need a 15 x 10-in. rimmed baking sheet lined with nonstick foil. Let foil extend above pan on both ends.

    2. Crust: Beat all ingredients in a large bowl with mixer on medium speed 1 minute or until blended. Spread evenly in pan.

    3. Bake 15 minutes or until crust has risen and then fallen in center. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack

    4. Topping: Whisk brown sugar, eggs, corn syrup and vanilla in a medium bowl until smooth. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips. Spread evenly over crust.

    5. Bake 35 minutes or until center no longer jiggles when pan is gently shaken. Cool 25 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Lift foil by ends and slide onto a cutting board. Cut lengthwise in 4 strips and crosswise in 8 to make 32 bars. Peel off foil.

    Planning Tip: Refrigerate airtight with wax paper between layers up to 3 days.

  • Nutrition Facts
  • Yield 32 bars
  • Servings 32
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories 272
  • Total Fat 18g
  • Saturated Fat 7g
  • Cholesterol 47mg
  • Sodium 212mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 27g
  • Dietary Fiber 2g
  • Protein 3g