Prune-Coconut Bars

Course : Bars
Serves: 16
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2 cups chopped pitted prunes
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
1/2 cup water
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup coconut -- flaked or shredded
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Preparation / Directions:

Cook the prunes, orange rind, and water in a saucepan until the mixture is soft and smooth. Meanwhile, combine the oats, flour, wheat germ, coconut and oil in a bowl. Stir to blend. Press half the mixture in the bottom of an 8 inch square baking pan. Pour the prune mixture on top and spread evenly. Top with the remaining oat mixture and press evenly over the top. Bake in 350 F oven for about 30 minutes or until the topping is lightly browned. Cool in the pan before cutting into bars.


Nutritional Information:

1/16 recipe - 141 calories, 1 bread, 1 1/2 fat exchange 16 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams protein, 8 grams fat 17 mg sodium, 145 mg potassium, 0 cholesterol

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