A Healthy Twist on Dessert: Organic Chocolate Macadamia Bars

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People seem to always associate sweets with being unhealthy. Of course sweets aren’t GOOD for you, per se, but they can be done better and healthier than you might think. If you eat sweets in moderation and cook them the right way, you’ll be able to have your cake and eat it, too. (No pun intended. Ok. I take it back. The pun was completely intended.)

The next time you want to make something sweet and do it with a relatively healthy twist, consider this recipe for Organic Chocolate Macadamia Bars.

Here’s what you’ll need:

(crust)

1 cup of all purpose flour (if you can use wheat, even better)

1/4 cup of organic raw sugar cane

1/2 cup of Organic butter

1/8 teaspoon of sea salt

(filling)

1 cup of organic raw sugar cane

1/2 cup of all purpose flour

2 large organic brown eggs

4 tablespoons of organic butter

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon of almond extract

3/4 cup of semisweet chocolate chips (organic if you can, and white chocolate works fabulously well with this)

1 cup of macadamia nuts (organic if you can)

Directions:

For the crust:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Blend the flour, sugar, and salt together with a mixer. Add in the butter and mix. Pour this in a baking dish, 8 inches works best (Editor’s Note: That’s what she said! Ayoooo). Press the mixture down onto the bottom. Bake until the crust is brown on the edges. This should take about 15 minutes.

Prepare your filling while the crust is cooking.

Mix the sugar, flour, eggs, butter, almond, and vanilla in a bowl. Stir in the chocolate chips and macadamia nuts.

Pour the filling into the crust and then bake until the filling is golden brown. This usually takes around 40 minutes. Take those guys out of the oven, (try to) let them cool and dig in.

COLLEGECANDY Writer
COLLEGECANDY Writer
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