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Jan 24-Food-SuperBowl Pecan bars

January 23, 2001

Pecan bars offer game supporters some sweet nutrition

The Associated Press


These Pecan Power Bars may be just the thing to bake for Super Bowl Sunday, to provide something more than merely a handy treat for football fans to grab at tense moments.

The bars are made with nutritious ingredients, including carrots, prunes, pecans and whole grains. Recipe testers suggest that adding a few mini chocolate chips to the batter might win even more enthusiastic support.

Pecan Power Bars

  • 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 pecans
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup instant oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice, optional


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch-square baking dish.

In large bowl, beat together egg, honey, oil and vanilla until blended. Stir in carrots, 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.

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Makes a dozen 3-by-2-inch bars.

Nutrition information per bar: 218 calories, 4 grams protein, 34 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams fiber, 9 grams fat, 18 milligrams cholesterol, 135 milligrams sodium.

- Recipe from Georgia Pecan Commission

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