Fall is one of my absolute favorite times of the year to spend in the kitchen. If you stumbled across any of my posts from last fall you likely noticed my love for pumpkin! Well it is that time again – pumpkin is back in my kitchen!
This recipe was derived from Low Fat Brownie Bark, a recipe I first introduced a few weeks ago. My low fat bark (or brittle) is a thin crunchy sweet treat packed with an enormous amount of flavor and fewer calories. Bark can be a healthier alternative to higher calorie snacks and desserts and perfect for your kiddos next treat or a snack to pack for the office.
For this recipe pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spices were added to create a delicious fall flavor. Additionally a conservative amount of chocolate chips were included for a hint of chocolate flavor, however a numerous amount of other additions would work. For example pumpkin seeds, dried fruit, or nuts would be equally as delicious and nutritious.
What is not to love about this scrumptious crunchy pumpkin flavored treat that can be enjoyed for less than 100 calories per serving?!
Your family’s dietitian,
- 2 large egg whites
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/6 cup pure pumpkin puree
- 1/8 cup vegetable oil
- 1/8 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup chocolate chips