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Coconutty Bars

Coconutty BarsA rich, buttery crust is topped with a sweet coconut-pecan topping to make these reduced-sugar cookie bars.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend, packed
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 large eggs
1/4 cup Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups coconut
1 cup chopped pecans

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Combine the butter, 1/4 cup Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend and flour until a dough forms. Press into a 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes.
  4. Blend the eggs, remaining 1/4 cup Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend, vanilla, flour and baking powder. Stir in the coconut and the pecans.
  5. Spread the filling onto the par-baked crust.
  6. Return to the oven for 20 minutes.
  7. Cool and cut into 18 bars.

Makes 18 bars.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/18 of recipe; 1 bar): Calories 210 | Calories from Fat 140 | Fat 16g (sat 8g) | Cholesterol 35mg | Sodium 70mg | Carbohydrates 14g | Fiber 2g | Sugars 6g | Protein 3g.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.