Amy's Chewy Coconut Bars (Diabetic)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

I was looking for a good bar cookie to add to my cookie tray that was suitable for Redneck Epicurean who was diabetic. We were partners in a holiday cookie swap and I was in awe of her cheerfulness even when she was in tremendous pain. She loved them and in her honor I am renaming this bar for her. Combining coconuts and walnuts with a faint hint of maple really appealed to me so I decided to give it a try as well as posting here for others as well as for future reference. According to the source this bar has 126 cal., 2 g pro., 10 g carbo., 9 g fat, 27 mg chol., 141 mg sodium.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  2. Using a mixer, beat eggs, Splenda and maple flavoring in medium bowl. Blend in in margarine and vanilla.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Stir into egg mixture. Fold in coconut, walnuts, and raisins.
  4. Spread batter evenly in greased 8-inch square baking pan.
  5. Bake until browned and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack.
  6. Cut into squares.
Most Helpful

Tastes surprisingly good. Made with 2 T splenda, unsweetened coconut and left out the raisins to save on carbs. Didn't rise super high but has good consistency and great coconut maple flavor.

Demandy June 08, 2010

Yum! These are really fantastic. I didn't have any raisins so I increased the Splenda by 1 Tbs., and I used pecans instead of walnuts. I used a margarine that I think is too salty so I omitted the salt. Next time I might be bad and drizzle some dark chocolate on top...

laurenlikesfood June 08, 2009

These are good. I found the prep to be more like 10-15 mins. though. Also they came out a little dry for my liking but that might be because I used whole wheat flour? I will make again though as they are fairly healthy and tasty.

DaisySunshine March 10, 2009