Mixed Nuts Maple Bars


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Ingredients:

  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed ornge juice
  • ¾ cup toasted mixed nuts (such as cashew nuts, walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts)
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • Recips of Chocolate-Hazelnut frosting
  • 1/3 cup toasted mixed nuts (such as cashew nuts, walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts)

Hazelnut frosting:

  • ¼ cup chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 3-4 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 ¼ cups powdered (confectioners) sugar

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease and lightly flour a 9×9 inch baking pan.
  • In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a separte bowl whisk together egg, maple syrup, oil, and orange juice.
  • Add egg mixture to flour mixture and stir to combine
  • Stir in the 1½ cups nuts and chocolate chips
  • Spreak in prepared pan and bake for about 30 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool on wire rack and spread with chocolate hazelnut frosting.
  • Sprinkle with the rest of the nuts.
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