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Easy Fruit Bars

Healthy Exchanges Newsletter, January 2002, Pg 9

Have these ready the next time someone cries, "what's to eat?"

3/4 cup quick oats
1 cup Bisquick reduced fat baking mix
1/2 cup granular Splenda
1/4 cup reduced calorie margarine
1/4 cup fat free milk
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup spreadable fruit spread (any flavor)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray and 8 by 8 inch baking dish with butter flavored cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine oats, baking mix and Splenda. Add margarine. Using a pastry blender or two forks, mix gently until mixture is crumble. Reserve 1/2 cup crumb mixture. Stir milk into remaining mixture. Fold in walnuts and chocolate chips. Using a plastic zip lock bag, pat mixture into prepare baking dish. Carefully spread fruit spread over crust. Evenly sprinkle reserved crumb mixture over fruit spread. Lightly spray top with butter flavored cooking spray. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Place baking dish on a wire rack and let set for 10 minutes. Cut into 16 bars.

Serves 8 (2 each) - Each serving equals:
HE: 1 Br, 1 Fr, 1 Fa, 1/4 Sl, 9 OC
178 Calories, 6 gm Fa, 3 gm Pr, 28 gm Ca, 47 mg So, 6 mg Cl, 1 g Fi
Diabetic: 1 St, 1 Fr, 1 Fa

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