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Healthy Chocolate Pecan Fingers

Apple and pecans in Healthy Chocolate Pecan Fingers

This Healthy Chocolate Pecan Fingers recipe calls for apples rather than fat to keep the cookies moist. The sugar can also be substituted for Splenda for those with diabetes. Try with other nuts such as hazelnuts or add dried fruit such as dates.

Ingredients

1 green apple, peeled and diced
1 tablespoon butter
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup wholemeal plain flour, sifted
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions

Place apple in a microwave-safe dish. Cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on high (100 percent) for 10 minutes or until soft. Alternately, stew apples on stovetop over low heat until soft.

Puree apple. In a large bowl, combine hot apples with butter and stir until butter has melted.

Beat in eggs and sugar until combined. Add sifted cocoa and flour, including husks, plus the pecans . Mix well.

Grease and line a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Spread mixture over base of tin. Bake in a moderate oven (350 degrees) for 25 to 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when tested. Cool in tin. Cut into fingers and serve. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 8 to 12 Chocolate Pecan Fingers.

Extra: Five Minute Chocolate Dipped Fortune Cookies

15 to 20 storebought fortune cookies
1/2 cup chocolate baking chips

Line a 9 X 13 inch baking sheet with wax or parchment paper. Set the fortune cookies on the baking sheet. Place the chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl. Microwave on high power for 90 seconds. Holding a fortune cookie by its ends, dip the rounded bottom of the cookie into the chocolate. Let the excess chocolate drip off and place the fortune cookie on the wax or parchment paper. Continue with the remainder of the cookies. Place the cookies in the refrigerator to cool. Store in an airtight container.

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