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All-Bran Chocolate Chip Bars

by on November 25, 2012 · 3 comments

If you need a break from rich holiday foods but are still craving something sweet, this recipe should do the trick. It’s a chewy, bar cookie made with All-Bran cereal, whole wheat and white flour, chocolate chips and nuts.

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I found oy on the All-Bran website while searching for sweet & healthy snacks. The recipe was almost perfect to begin with, but I tripled the chocolate chips and added pecans, anyway.  That turned out to be a good call, because without the extra goodies, the bars might have tasted a little too healthy.  But don’t let that description scare you, because the cookies are still delicious and very good with a cup of tea or coffee.

All-Bran Chocolate Chip Bars
 
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A chocolate chip cookie bar made with whole-wheat flour and All-Bran® cereal.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cup Kellogg’s® All-Bran® Original cereal
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, stir well, aerate and measure lightly
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, stir well, aerate and measure lightly
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Instructions
  1. Line a 9×13 inch metal pan with nonstick foil or regular foil. If using regular foil, spray lightly with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together bran cereal, flours, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In large mixing bowl, whisk together oil, egg and sugar. Stir in vanilla and water. Add cereal mixture, stirring until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Spread evenly in the pan. Sprinkle nuts over the top (if using).
  5. Bake at 350° F about 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Let cool completely, then lift from pan and cut into 16 or 24 bars or squares.
Notes
For a half batch, halve all the ingredients and just use 2 tablespoons of lightly beaten egg. Bake in an 8 inch square metal pan for about 25 minutes. This recipe is from the All Bran recipe collection. http://www.all-bran.com/recipes/cookie-chip-bars.aspx

 

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Published on November 25, 2012

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Gloria November 25, 2012 at 8:25 pm

All Bran is going on my shopping list! My nieces and nephews could easily be fooled with this bar!!

Anna November 25, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Gloria, the All-Bran Chocolate Chip Cookies were also really good and probably a little more kid-friendly. These were tasty, but the bran flavor was pretty strong. It’s a lot more subtle in the cookies.

Martha November 27, 2012 at 9:44 am

Just bought a box of All Bran (first in years) to make muffins. Have bookmarked these to try too. They definitely look like a Weight Watchers friendly sweet treat!

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