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Chewy Coconut Bars Recipe

Diabetic Friendly Recipe

Packed with flavor, these Chewy Coconut Bars lend nutrition in a sweet treat. Maple flavoring, unsweetened coconut, raisins and optional chopped walnuts are the stars of these bars.

Fresh Coconut

Recipe Ingredients

2 eggs
1 cup measurable sweetener
1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring
1/2 cup margarine, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsweetened coconut,* finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup raisins

Recipe Directions

Beat eggs, sweetener and maple flavoring in medium bowl; mix in margarine and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl; stir into egg mixture. Mix in coconut, walnuts, and raisins. Spread batter evenly in greased 8-inch square baking pan.

Bake in preheated 350-degree oven until browned and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack; cut into squares.

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
8 packets sweetener
2-1/4 teaspoons cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold margarine, cut into pieces
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon lemon rind

Combine flour, sweetener, cornstarch and salt in medium bowl; cut in margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle with vanilla and lemon rind; mix with hands to form dough.

Press dough evenly on bottom and 1/4-inch up side of 8-inch square baking pan. Bake in preheated 350-degrees oven until lightly browned, about ten minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Recipe Notes

  1. *Unsweetened coconut can be purchased in health food stores.
  2. *Substitute sweetened coconut and decrease amount of sweetener to 3/4-cup

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 16 bars
Serving size: 1 bar
Calories: 126; Fat:: >9g; Carbohydrates: 10g; Cholesterol: 27mg; Protein: 2g; Sodium: 141mg;

Exchanges:  1/2 Bread, 2 Fat

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