Glazed Lemon-Coconut Bars

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.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 16

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
  • 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.

Expert 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
2 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
100mg
100%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
15g
15%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
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 Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.