Chocolate Dessert Bars
We love this low fat chocolate dessert because it is totally healthy.
What could be better for you than oats, fruit, and cocoa
quick-cooking rolled oats
2 oz cocoa
10 oz pitted sweet cherries, fresh or frozen
10 oz ripe banana chunks
6 oz pitted dates
Line the bottom of an 8 x 8 glass baking dish
with parchment paper. Lightly oil the uncovered sides of the dish.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a medium straight-sided bowl, weigh quick oats and cocoa powder.
Remove from scale and stir together well. Set aside.
Thaw cherries if frozen, then put them in the blender and blend. Add
banana chunks and blend again. With the blender running, drop the dates
through the hole in the blender lid, one date at a time. Blend until
Pour blended fruit into a large straight-sided bowl. Add dry
ingredients and stir until mixed.
Spread the mixture evenly in the parchment-lined baking dish. Bake,
uncovered, for 30 minutes. Cool in the dish for 10 minutes, then use a
knife to loosen the sides. Turn the sheet of baked mixture
upside down on a small cutting board and remove the parchment paper.
Cool for 10 more minutes, then cut into 18 small rectangles (3 x 6).
Rinse your knife between cuts if it seems sticky.
Put the individual bars on a cooling rack. When they are completely
cool, wrap them individually in plastic wrap. Refrigerate or freeze.
These healthy chocolate bars are delicious, with a rich chocolate
taste. We wrap them in plastic wrap to keep them moist and to reduce
the temptation to eat more than one at a time!
If you are looking for a low calorie chocolate dessert, look no
further. Even if you eat two of them, you will take in only 200
calories. For an elegant touch, garnish them with a few cherries or
Yield = 18 bars 1 serving = 1 bar
Calorie density = 57 cal/oz
per serving: 100 Fat: 1.2 g
(11%) Protein: 2.6 g CHO: 22.4
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