Flavorful Dried Fruit Bars


Classifications: Desserts

Qty Measure Ingredient


1 cup water

1/2 cup dates, chopped

1/2 cup prunes, chopped

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup margarine

Egg substitute equivalent to 2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions: In a small saucepan, combine water, dates, prunes and raisins. Cook over medium heat until fruit is softened, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat; add margarine and stir until melted. Cool. Stir in egg substitute and vanilla; mix well. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl; stir in fruit mixture. Spread into an 11-x7-x2-in. baking pan that has been coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 350* for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.



Background: Note: NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS: One serving equals 171 calories, 263 mg sodium, trace cholesterol, 23 gm carbohydrate, 3 gm protein, 8 gm fat. DIABETIC EXCHANGES: 1-1/2fat, 1 starch, 1/2 fruit.

Serves: 12

Food Exchanges: