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