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Glazed Lemon-Coconut Bars

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Glazed Lemon-Coconut Bars
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 16
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Betty Crocker's Heart Healthy Cookbook shares a Bisquick Heart Smart® recipe! Coconut and freshly grated lemon peel add zing to an all-time favorite bar.

Ingredients

Bars

1
cup Bisquick Heart Smart® mix
2
tablespoons powdered sugar
2
tablespoons firm butter
3/4
cup granulated sugar
1/4
cup flaked coconut
1
tablespoon Bisquick Heart Smart® mix
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1/2
cup fat-free egg product

Lemon Glaze

1/2
cup powdered sugar
1
tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, mix 1 cup Bisquick mix and 2 tablespoons powdered sugar. Cut in butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through mixture in opposite directions), until crumbly. Press in ungreased 8-inch square pan.
  • 2 Bake uncovered about 10 minutes or until light brown. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix all remaining bar ingredients. Pour coconut mixture over baked layer.
  • 3 Bake about 25 minutes longer or until set and golden brown. Loosen edges from sides of pan while warm.
  • 4 In small bowl, stir lemon glaze ingredients until smooth; spread over bars. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.
Tips  

Desserts don't have to be eaten after a meal. Sometimes having a small sweet as a between-meal snack can be more satisfying if you are hungry, advises noted cardiologist, Dr. Roger Blumenthal, Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Combining reduced-fat and fat-free ingredients with small amounts of full-fat ingredients (butter and coconut) results in the best of both worlds--tasty treats without guilt!

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
20
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
4%
(
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
7%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
100mg
4%
Potassium
30mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
20g
7%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
15g
)
Protein
1g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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