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Nutty Cocoa Chew Bars

Submitted by: Jennifer Disler

Quick energy with staying power.
  • Yields 96
  • Details

    • Serving Size: 1 4-inch by 1-inch bar, 80g

    INGREDIENTS

    • 16 cups California raisins*
    • 8 cups chopped walnuts
    • 8 cups chopped soy nuts
    • 5 tablespoons vanilla extract
    • 3 tablespoons cinnamon
    • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • * on USDA Available Foods List for Schools

    PROCEDURE

    Preheat oven to 200°F. Combine ingredients in blender or food processor; pulse on and off until raisins and nuts are finely chopped but not puréed (mixture should not be sticky). Press mixture evenly and firmly on a parchment lined 25 x 16 inch baking sheet and cut crosswise into 8, 12 x 4-inch rectangles, then cut bars each 4 x 1- inch wide. Separate slightly to cook evenly and bake for 1 hour; let cool and wrap individually.

    Nutrition Facts Per Serving

    Calories 197 (37% from fat); Total Fat 8g (sat 1g, mono 1g, poly 5g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 0mg; Protein 7g; Carbohydrate 27g; (Dietary Fiber 5g; Sugars 1g; ); Iron 1mg; Sodium 12mg; Calcium 44mg; Potassium 279mg

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