Amy's Chewy Coconut Bars (Diabetic)
photo by justcallmetoni
- Ready In:
- Preheat oven 350 degrees.
- Using a mixer, beat eggs, Splenda and maple flavoring in medium bowl. Blend in in margarine and vanilla.
- Combine flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Stir into egg mixture. Fold in coconut, walnuts, and raisins.
- Spread batter evenly in greased 8-inch square baking pan.
- Bake until browned and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack.
- Cut into squares.
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Very good for a Splenda dessert (I tend to dislike the aftertaste of Spelnda in baked goods). I used unsweetened coconut and about 6-7 tsps of Splenda. I omitted the raisins and used sliced almonds for the nuts, then spread melted chocolate on top so it resembled a Mounds bar :) I also subsituted real maple syrup for the maple flavoring.
This was THE BEST coconut bar I have ever had. It was soo delicious. I altered the recipe a lot however to lower the number of calories but all in all it is the same basic recipe. First I substituted the eggs with egg beaters, substituted margarine for Promise fat free spread, used unsweetened coconut, used about 15 tsps of splenda since the coconut was unsweetened, and replaced the flour with oatmeal. I also ground the coconut and oatmeal up in a food processor to make the mixture a little less textured. The total calorie count of the recipe is reduced drastically to about 563 calories and still tastes excellent!!
These are excellent! The staff (I work for a church) is hosting a volunteer apreciation luncheon tomorrow and each of us were told to bring a dessert. As there are a lot of church members with diabetes, I thought I'd look for a lower sugar recipe. I came upon this one and had, basically, all the ingredients. (I used whole wheat pastry flour for the flour and Oklahoma pecans instead of walnuts. I also used a blend of different colored raisins.) I made a pan and then left them to cool intending to try a tiny one and then save the rest. My husband and I ate a whole row and had to force ourselves to stop. Really and truly delicious. I have the dry ingredients all ready to make a second pan in the morning so I have enough to take with me! Thanks Toni. This is a definite keeper.
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