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Chewy Coconut Bars

No recipe image available.Diabetic-friendly, low-sugar, chewy coconut bars with walnuts and raisins.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 large 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 extract
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

Cooking Directions:

  1. 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.
  2. Bake in preheated 350°F (175°C) oven until browned and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack; cut into squares.

Makes 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™.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 bar): 126 cal., 2 g pro., 10 g carbo., 9 g fat, 27 mg chol., 141 mg sodium.

Food Exchanges: 1/2 Bread, 2 Fat.

Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

Information on the artificial sweetener Aspartame.