Sunday, March 29, 2009

Chocolate Cookie Bars

Sometimes you just want chocolate.

After dinner, Emma got a craving for chocolate chip cookies. She found a recipe, sweet-talked her brother into taking her to the grocery store for chocolate chips, and set to work.

Before long, the cookies were out of the oven, and the kids were making them disappear--fast. Meanwhile, I was trying to come up with a low fat treat that I could make without another run to the store. These are very sweet, but at least they have no added fat. And they taste great with a mug of cold soy milk.

1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
1/2 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
8 oz lite firm silken tofu
1/4 cup vanilla soy yogurt
1/4 cup agave nectar
2/3 cup maple syrup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine dry ingredients and whisk together. Combine wet ingredients, including tofu, in a separate bowl, and blend with immersion blender (or blend in regular blender). Add wet mixture to dry mixture and stir to combine. Spread batter in a nonstick 9" X 13" cake pan. Bake 20 minutes. Let cool in pan briefly, then cut into bars.

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