Blueberry-Apricot Bars

Blueberry-Apricot Bars is an easy and delicious recipe for a healthy dessert or snack. Made with sugar free apricot preserves, blueberries, Neufchatel cheese and sour cream. It is a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic and Weight Watchers (3) PointsPlus recipe. Extremely diet friendly and could be used as a dessert, treat or a light breakfast or brunch with coffee. Makes 20 bars. Blueberry-Apricot Bars will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.blueberry-apricot-bars

INGREDIENTS:

Nonstick cooking spray
1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup no-calorie granulated sugar substitute
1/3 cup light butter, melted
12 oz Neufchatel cheese, softened
2/3 cup no-calorie granulated sugar substitute
2 large eggs
1/3 cup reduced fat sour cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed
1/4 cup reduced-sugar apricot preserves
1 tbsp water

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ F. Spray an eight-inch square pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

2. Combine graham cracker crumbs, the 1/4 cup granulated sweetener and butter. Mix well. Firmly press mixture evenly into bottom of prepared pan. Bake 5 minutes. Remove from oven; set aside.

3. Beat Neufchatel cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add the 2/3 cup of sweetener, beating until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add sour cream and vanilla, beating just until blended. Gently stir in blueberries. Pour mixture into prepared pan.

4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until firm. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack for
30 minutes. Cover and chill 2 hours.

5. Topping Directions:
Combine apricot preserves and water in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until preserves melt. Spread over filling; cut into 20 bars.

YIELD: 20 servings
Serving Size: 1 Bar per serving

Weight Watchers PointsPlus+ = 3
Carb Choices: 1/2

N:UTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 100, Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 40mg, Carbohydrates: 8g, Sugars: 3g, Sodium: 110mg, Fiber: 0g, Protein: 3g

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