Georgia Pecan Power Bars

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Instead of reaching for a candy bar snack, grab one of these wholesome treats, chock full of good stuff like carrots, dried fruit and whole grains. If making a batch for finicky kids, you might add a few mini chocolate chips to the otherwise wholesome batter—they’ll love ‘em and never guess that they’re eating “healthy” food.

Ingredients:
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup chopped pitted prunes
  • 1/2 cup chopped Georgia Pecans
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup instant oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice (optional)
Directions:

 

Heat oven to 350F. Grease a 9-inch square baking dish.

In large bowl, beat together egg, honey, oil, and vanilla until blended. Stir in carrot, prunes, and pecans. In medium bowl, combine whole wheat flour, oats, baking soda, salt, and allspice. Stir into honey mixture until well combined. Spread evenly in pan and bake 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool before serving.

Nutritional Information Per Bar: 218 calories, 4g protein, 34g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 9g fat, 18mg cholesterol, 135mg sodium

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