Diabetic Coconut Bars

Diabetic Coconut Bars is an easy and delicious recipe which takes less than 1 hour from start to finish. These crunchy and chewy bars will become one of your favorite recipes. It has a coconut center and crunchy crust with a brown sugar and pecan topping. It is also a low calories, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic friendly and Weight Watchers PointsPlus recipe. Makes (18) bars. Diabetic Coconut Bars will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes.
Total Time: 50 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar blend, packed, divided
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1-1/2 cups coconut
1 cup chopped pecans

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350º F.

2. Combine the butter, 1/4 cup of the brown sugar blend and 1 cup flour until a dough forms. Press into a 13″X 9″ baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes and remove from oven.

3. Blend the eggs, remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar blend, vanilla, 2 tbsp flour and baking powder. Stir in the coconut and the pecans.

4. Spread the filling onto the par-baked crust.

5. Return to the oven for 20 minutes. Cut into 18 bars.

YIELD: 18 Servings.
Serving Size:
1 (2-1/4″ x  2-1/2″) bar per serving.

Weight Watchers PointsPlus = 6
Carb Choices:
1

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 210, Total Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 35mg, Sodium: 70mg, Sugars: 6g, Carbohydrates: 14g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 3g

Original recipe and image from McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. http://recipes.splenda.com/recipes/1397347-Coconutty-Bars

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IMPORTANT: This site is not qualified in nutrition or medicine. Diabetes is a serious disease that requires medical attention by a professional. The recipes on this site should not be taken as medical advice. Always use caution when reading a recipe, and always pay attention to exchange sizes. Blood glucose levels can be affected by not following individual dietary guidelines that are set in place by a medical physician. Some of the recipes do use small amounts of sugar. Please check with your physician first. Recipes with sugar are not suitable for all diabetics.

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