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    Reduced-Fat Pecan-Oat Bars

    Reduced-Fat Pecan-Oat Bars. Photo by poo235

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    45 mins

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    30 mins

    poo235's Note:

    This is a low-fat version of Maryland Jim's Pecan Bars, posted for ZWT3's Cooking Lighter challenge. Hope that you enjoy it!

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    1. 1
      Heat oven 350F lightly grease bottom and sides of 13X9 pan.
    2. 2
      In large bowl, mix granulated sugar, butter, applesauce, and vanilla. Stir in flour; mix well.
    3. 3
      Press dough in bottom and 1/2” up sides of pan.
    4. 4
      Bake 15-17 minutes or until edges are light brown.
    5. 5
      For filling: In a small bowl, sprinkle powdered milk over egg whites, then beat them with fork until smooth. Add food color, and beat until blended.
    6. 6
      Beat brown sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, the salt, egg and egg white mixture with a spoon.
    7. 7
      Stir in pecans and oats.
    8. 8
      Pour over crust.
    9. 9
      Bake 25-30 minutes or until set.
    10. 10
      Loosen edges from sides of pan while warm; cool completely.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 24, 2007


      These were just delicious and satisfying. Pecan pie or squares are something I rarely enjoy (too many points) but with these I got to satisfy my sweet tooth and not feel guilty. The cookie crust is nice and tender (better than most in low fat bars) and the top is a little gooey with that nice crunchy top. Yummmmmmm. I made these as directed with one small addition - toasting the oats and nuts for about 5 minutes before making the topping. This brings out the the nuttiness of both just a bit. Thanks.

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    • on May 31, 2008


      Really liked these! The crust was a little tough, but maybe I worked it too much? The flavor was great...taste alot like pecan pie. I didn't have enough pecans, so I use 1/2 pecans and 1/2 walnuts...still tasted great. I also used dry powdered buttermilk instead of the reg. dry milk powder because it's what I had on hand. I will definitely make these again. Thanks!

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    • on August 26, 2007


      Delicious! Couldn't tell they were healthier version! I was trying to find a use for egg whites I had leftover from key lime pie and stumbled on this recipe! Glad I did! Although I accidentally used 5 egg whites and the full did taste a little eggy because of my mistake, but still great! Will become a go to recipe to use up those egg whites!!! Thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Reduced-Fat Pecan-Oat Bars

    Serving Size: 1 (67 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 215.6
    Calories from Fat 53
    Total Fat 5.9 g
    Saturated Fat 1.6 g
    Cholesterol 17.2 mg
    Sodium 80.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 37.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    Sugars 20.5 g
    Protein 3.9 g

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