1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 large egg whites
1/3 cup chopped pecans (or your favorite nuts)
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Nonstick cooking spray
2 tsp powdered sugar, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt by stirring with a whisk. Set mixture aside.
Combine brown sugar, vanilla, and egg whites in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer at high speed for 1 minute. Add flour mixture and beat just until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips and pecans.
Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Spread batter into the pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes or until golden and crusty on top. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes then sprinkle with the powdered sugar.
Yield: 16 squares at 87 calories, 2 1/2 g fat, 1 g protein and 15 1/2 g carbs - numbers figured with the powdered sugar