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Chocolate-Oat Bars

Betty Crocker's Heart Healthy Cookbook shares a recipe! Enjoy these layered chewy bars that are baked using whole cereals and chocolate. Perfect for an anytime dessert.

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

1/2
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/3
cup fat-free sweetened condensed milk (from 14-ounce can)
1
cup Gold Medal® whole wheat flour
1/2
cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup canola or soybean oil
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/4
cup fat-free cholesterol-free egg product or 1 egg
2
tablespoons old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
2
teaspoons butter, softened

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Heat chocolate chips and milk in 1-quart heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth; set aside. Heat oven to 350°. Spray square pan, 8x8x2 or 9x9x2 inches, with cooking spray.
  • 2 Mix flour, 1/2 cup oats, the baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl; set aside. Stir brown sugar, oil, vanilla and egg product in medium bowl with fork until smooth; stir into flour mixture until blended. Reserve 1/2 cup dough in small bowl for topping.
  • 3 Pat remaining dough in pan (spray fingers with cooking spray or lightly flour if dough is sticky). Spread chocolate mixture over dough. Add 2 tablespoons oats and the butter to reserved dough; mix with pastry blender or fork until crumbly. Drop small spoonfuls of oat mixture evenly over chocolate mixture.
  • 4 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until top is golden and firm. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

“One thing I do indulge in almost every night is popcorn made with olive oil and sprinkled with butter sprinkles and lemon pepper. These delicious chocolate-oat bars are another great treat.” Nancy D.

You can get a high-quality baked good by combining fats. Butter contains saturated fat, so it’s important to keep that low, but it also gives good baking quality and great flavor. By combining the heart-healthy benefits of canola oil with the high baking quality of butter, you can reduce your saturated fat and increase heart-healthy fat.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
115mg
115%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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