Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.
1/2 cup Cocoa
1 cup Sugar
3/4 cup Flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
1 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup Shelled natural American pistachios, chopped
6 tablespoons Butter or margarine, melted
1 Large Egg
1/4 cup Milk
Chocolate Glaze (recipe follows)
Chocolate Glaze: Combine 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips with 2 tablespoons butter or margarine in a glass measuring cup. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir to blend, adding 1 tablespoon powdered sugar.
In mixing bowl, combine cocoa, sugar, flour, baking powder, chocolate chips and 1/2 cup chopped pistachios. Add melted butter, egg and milk; mix just until ingredients are blended. Scrape batter into oiled 9-inch square baking pan. Bake in preheated 350° F. oven, 23 to 25 minutes or until center is baked. Do not overbake. Cool slightly; spread with Chocolate Glaze. Sprinkle with remaining pistachios.