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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Fudgey Prune Chip Spice Bars

Dark and mysterious-looking, these bars are so deliciously gooey and fudge-like.  They have got to be one of my favorites!  As a result these are "dangerous" - i.e. a red light food.  Make them if you dare!  Your non low-carbing friends will never believe these bars are low-carb and gluten-free. Yum!
You cannot believe how good prunes taste in this bar, however, keep in mind one cannot eat too many in one day on account of the prune chips.  You don't want a sore tummy!

2 eggs
Liquid sucralose to equal 1/cup (125 mL)
  SPLENDA® Granular
1/cup water (125 mL)
6 tbsp butter, melted (90 mL)
1/cup Steviva Blend® (60 mL)
2 tsp lemon juice (10 mL)
11/cups Gluten-Free Bake Mix, (300 mL)
  page___, PLUS 2 tbsp (30 mL)
1/tsp baking soda (2 mL)
1/tsp nutmeg (2 mL)
1/tsp cinnamon (2 mL)
1/tsp ground cloves (1 mL)
1/tsp salt (1 mL)
2/3  cup dried, pitted prunes, (150 mL)
  cut up quite finely
1/cup sugar-free chocolate chips (125 mL)

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).  In food processor, process eggs, liquid sucralose, OR SPLENDA® Granular, water, butter, Steviva Blend® and lemon juice.

In medium bowl, combine Gluten-Free Bake Mix, page___ {plus the extra 2 tbsp (30 mL)}, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and salt.  Add to food processor and process 1 minute.  Stir in prune chips and chocolate chips.  Scoop into greased 8-inch (20 cm) square glass dish.

Bake approximately 35 minutes or until brown on top and knife comes out clean.  Keep at room temperature in sealed container 24 hours and then refrigerate.

Yield:  25 bars
1 bar
82.5 calories
1.7 g protein
6.0 g fat
3.5 g carbs

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