These moist and chewy treats have a good-for-you secret ingredient. Don't tell--it's protein-rich beans!
Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
Nonstick cooking spray
1 2/3 cups low-fat granola cereal
1 cup chopped pitted dates
1 cup flaked coconut
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 15 ounce can pinto or Great Northern beans, rinsed, well-drained, and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup dark raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or almonds
1/2 cup honey
3 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil. Lightly coat foil with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until edges of bars are lightly brown and center is firm to touch. Cool completely. Use foil to lift out of pan; cut into bars. Makes 30.
Freeze bars, wrapped in foil, up to 3 months.
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 137, Fat, total (g) 5, chol. (mg) 18, sat. fat (g) 0, carb. (g) 24, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 2, sodium (mg) 90, calcium (mg) 20.19, Fruit () 0.5, Starch () 1, Fat () 0.5, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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