Chewy Coconut Bars


Classifications: Desserts

Qty Measure Ingredient


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

Instructions: Beat eggs, Equal and maple flavoring in medium bowl; mix in margarine and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl; stir in egg mixture. Mix in coconut, walnuts and raisins. Spread batter evenly in greased 8-inch square baking pan. Bake in preheated 350*F 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 store. 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.



Background: Note: DIABETIC EXCHANGE: One serving (1 bar) equals 1/2 bread, 2 fat; also, 126 calories, 141 mg sodium, 27 mg cholesterol, 10 gm carbohydrate, 2 gm protein, 9 gm fat.

41% calories reduction from traditional recipe.

Serves: 16

Food Exchanges: