Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.
1/3 cup Butter or margarine
2 squares (1 ounce each) Unsweetened chocolate
1 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
¾ cup Flour
¼ teaspoon Salt
½ cup Chopped natural American pistachios
Pistachio Cheese Filling: Blend together 3 ounces softened cream cheese, 1 tablespoon sugar and ½ teaspoon vanilla.
Melt butter and chocolate over low heat. Add sugar; blend well. Add eggs, one at a time; beat well after each addition. Add vanilla, flour and salt; mix well. Spread batter in greased 8 x 8 x 2 inch baking pan. Spoon dollops of Cheese Filling on batter. Sprinkle pistachios on top. Swirl cheese and pistachios through chocolate with knife. Bake at 350° F. 25 to 30 minutes. Cut into 16 squares or 24 bars.