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Pineapple Coconut Bars

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Categories: Cakes/pies
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

This healthy treat combines pineapple and coconut, for a big taste.

Serves: Serves: 8 (2 each)

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup reduced-calorie margarine
  • 2 tablespoons Land O Lakes no-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup pourable Sugar Twin or Sprinkle Sweet
  • 2 eggs or equivalent in egg substitute
  • 1 cup (one 8-ounce can) crushed pineapple, packed in fruit juice, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons Bisquick Reduced Fat Baking Mix
  • 6 tablespoons purchased graham cracker crumbs or 6 (2 1/2-inch) graham crackers, made into crumbs
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut

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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-by-9-inch cake pan with butter-flavored cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine margarine, sour cream, and Sugar Twin. Stir in eggs, undrained pineapple, and coconut extract. Add baking mix, graham cracker crumbs, and coconut. Mix gently just to combine.
  3. Spread batter evenly into prepared cake pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  4. Place cake pan on a wire rack and let set for 10 minutes. Cut into 16 bars.
Tips:
  • A self-seal sandwich bag works great for crushing graham crackers.

excerpted from:

From COOKING HEALTHY ACROSS AMERICA by JoAnna Lund. Used by arrangement with Perigee, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Copyright © 2000 by Healthy Exchanges, Inc.

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