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    KAYLENE43   11,853
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Need Ingredient Count of Carb, Calories, Fat, etc. to this recipe my Mama wants to make.

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Recipe is very rich & fatting but I do count everything that I eat, so I need help on how to get the count system down.
Recipe: Chunky Pecan Pie Bars - 13x9 pan makes 3 dozen squares
1 1/2c flour
1/4 lb butter
1/4c packed brown sugar
Makes the crust
3 lg eggs
3/4c corn syrup
3/4c gran. sugar
2 Tbps butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4c Toll House Choc. Chip/Chunks
1 1/2 course chopped Pecans
The Filling
If anyone out there knows how to break down a recipe to be able to count a treat in your program would be greatly appreciated.
By the way since my last photo I logged I've gotten under 200 and weigh 196. Kaylene43

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KAYLENE43 2/9/2013 10:18PM

    Need help again?!!! Thank you for showing me how to calculate my Mama's recipe, I did it with her ingredients and then I did it with less of the fattening stuff and there wasn't much difference, so I saved the recipe. Now I don't know how to retrieve it? 02-09-13 @ 10:20pm

Comment edited on: 2/9/2013 10:21:30 PM

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KAYLENE43 2/9/2013 7:35PM

    Thank you for all the advice and I will pass it on to my Mama who is the Baker & trying not to be an enabler. emoticon Kaylene43

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AUDREYBELL1 2/9/2013 6:49PM

    Congratulations on your weight loss. Under 200 is my first major goal. I can not wait to see that.

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USMAWIFE 2/9/2013 5:19PM

    You can go into the SP recipe section and put the ingredients in there and it will come back with the counts of everything,

Suggest though that you see if this recipe is already there in regular or healthier versions to save some time

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AZURE-SKY 2/9/2013 2:14PM

  You can start by cutting back on the sugar, corn syrup, butter & eggs. Substitute egg beaters for at least part of the eggs. You can probably use 1/2 to 3/4 of the amount of sweeteners without affecting the taste. Use less chocolate chips, or use the mini chips & use less of them. Use less pecans, and chop them smaller so they spread further.

You could also try cutting it into more pieces, so each serving is smaller - that will reduce the calories.

To get the nutritional info (NI) for the recipe, use the recipe calculater. To get there, copy this link into your browser:


Click on Recipe Calculator, then enter all the ingredients & the number of servings. The recipe calculator gives you the complete nutritional information (NI). Then, you can adjust the ingredients and see what affect that has on the per-serving NI.

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