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Chewy Coconut Bars
(Sugar Free)

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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 350ºF oven until browned and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 20 minutes.

Cool in pan on wire rack; cut into squares.


Recipe yields: 16 bars.

*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 or 3/4 cup Equal Spoonful.

Nutrition information per serving (1 bar):
Calories: 126, Protein: 2 g, Carbohydrates: 10 g, Fat: 9 g, Cholesterol: 27 mg, Sodium: 141 mg
Food Exchanges: 1/2 Bread, 2 Fat
41% calorie reduction from traditional recipe

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