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Walnut bar with chocolate drizzle

Gluten Free Low Sodium

Desserts can be part of a healthful diet – as long as you practice portion control and “treat” them as “treats,” not everyday foods. Enjoy a little sweet a few times a week to keep your healthy habits on track!

Ingredients

nonstick cooking spray
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup dried buttermilk
1/4 cup 2% milk
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon chocolate syrup

Directions

  1. Spray an 8-by-8-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together sugar, dried buttermilk, milk and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. Place chopped walnuts in a blender. Blend on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until finely crushed.
  4. Place crushed walnuts and butter in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, stir, then microwave 1 more minute.
  5. Add milk mixture (from step 2) to the walnut-butter mixture. Mix well. Microwave on high for 1 minute.
  6. Spread mixture into the greased 8-by-8-inch pan. Allow to sit at room temperature for 1 hour, until set.
  7. Drizzle chocolate syrup over the bars and cut into 9 squares. Serve.

Makes 9 servings

Recipe contains: nuts, milk

Carb choices per serving: 1

First Published: 11/19/2014
Last Reviewed: 11/19/2014

Saddened by stale sweets? The freezer is an excellent way to keep homemade bars fresh for months! After baking a pan of bars, let cool and cut into squares. Then place the bars in a zip-close freezer bag, seal and place in the freezer. When you’re in need of something sweet, defrost at room temperature for 30 to 60 minutes to enjoy a fresh-as-the-first-day treat! (This also works great for cookies, quick breads and muffins.)

walnut bar with chocolate drizzle label