I created these bars to feed Viggy’s volleyball and tennis teams. It is so easy and nutritious that I froze them and kept them on hand always. Her coaches loved them, too! These are a guiltless addiction!
Preheat oven to 350°F. Place all ingredients except the syrup and eggs in a food processor until finely chopped. Add syrup and eggs and continue to pulse until well combined. It will look like a coarse paste. Transfer the thick batter to a non-stick 9 x 13 pan and spread evenly to cover the bottom. Bake 20 minutes and allow to cool for 15 minutes. Melt about 3 to 4 oz. of the chocolate chips and drizzle over the bars. Sprinkle with ground nuts. Cut into bars.
I recommend 2 x 3s, which yields 18 bars at 182 calories apiece (cut on every third line on the short side, and every second line on the long side) Or: 1 1/2” by 4 1/2”, which yields 16 bars, at 205 calories apiece (cut down the long side between the 4 and 5 lines—the middle, then cut every 1 1/2 line across)