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Dark Chocolate Nut & Raisin Bars   
Lifestyle 180 Bars
Dive into these dark, decadent dessert bars for a rich and satisfying treat!

Developed by chef Jim Perko for Lifestyle 180.
 
Yield: 24 Servings
 
Ingredients:
1 cup toasted walnuts
1½ cups golden raisins
5 brown rice cakes
1 tablespoon honey
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 tablespoons orange juice
5 ounces of 70% cocoa dark chocolate
5 tablespoon skim milk
1 tablespoon instant coffee
 
Instructions:
1. Place walnuts in food processor and pulse until fine. Add raisins and pulse until mixture becomes sticky. Add rice cakes and pulse until fine and mixture is loose. Add cinnamon, honey, vanilla and orange juice; process until gummy/sticky.

2. Place mixture in a 8x8 inch glass baking dish, spreading evenly across the pan; cover with plastic wrap and press into the bottom of the pan with a flat bottomed object to evenly distribute the mixture.

3. Remove plastic wrap. Combine chocolate, skim milk and coffee in a double boiler, heating on a low flame while stirring until chocolate is melted and smooth.

4. Pour chocolate over top of pressed walnut mixture, cover and refrigerate at least one hour before serving. Cut into 24 portions and serve.
 
Nutrition Facts Per Serving: (1 ounce) 110 calories, 5 g total fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 10 mg sodium, 2 g protein, 14 g carbohydrate, 2 g dietary fiber, 10 g sugars, 0 mg cholesterol

 
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