Chewy Coconut Bars

Chewy Coconut Bars

Ingredients:

7-1/4 teaspoons Equal for Recipes
or 24 packets Equal 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
2 eggs

Equal sweetener can be substituted with other sweetener products. Nutrition contents might be different from those listed below.

Beat eggs, Equal 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 350F oven until browned and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack; cut into squares.

(*) Unsweetened coconut can be purchased in health food stores. Or, substitute sweetened coconut and decrease amount of Equal? to 5-1/4 teaspoons Equal for Recipes or 18 packets Equal sweetener

Yield: Makes 16 bars.

Nutritional Information:
Each serving provides:
Calories 126
Protein 2 g
Total Carbohydrates 10 g
Total Fat 9 g
Cholesterol 27 mg
Sodium 141 mg
Food Exchanges: Makes 16 bars.
41% calorie reduction from traditional recipe

B-man :wink: