Monday, October 29, 2012

Low-fat Caramel Bars for Fall


 
If you said you’d rather bake than cook in my What About YOU? Baker or Cook post, you might enjoy this low-fat recipe for caramel bars, one of our favorites for fall. Each 2”x3” square contains only 2 grams of fat, and it’s a breeze to put together.

Golden Goodie Bars
2 ¼ cups of Bisquick® or other baking mix
1 ½ cups brown sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1.      Heat oven to 350 degrees.
2.      Blend baking mix, eggs, sugar and vanilla in large bowl. Stir until mixed well. *
3.      Spread dough in greased and floured (or sprayed with non-fat cooking spray) oblong pan, 13 x 9 x 2. I like to sprinkle fall colored cake decorations on top before baking, to give it a festive look.
4.      Bake about 30-35 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.
*You can blend in 1 cup of chopped nuts, coconut, or chocolate chips, but this will add to the fat content. 
 
This is a fun, fast recipe for little ones to help with, since it only has four ingredients, and it’s nearly impossible to ruin!

Do you have a favorite fall recipe that your family loves?

12 comments:

  1. I'm all for low-fat, but I think adding coconut and chocolate would make these bars really yummy:) I'll have to try this recipe.

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    1. Yes, Barb, chocolate chips add zing to the bars, that's for sure!

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    2. Yes, Barb, chocolate chips add zing to the bars, that's for sure!

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  2. My all-time favorite snack recipe is for black-bottom cupcakes with cream cheese and chocolate. Really high in fat, I'm sure. :(

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  3. That looks like lots of fun for little ones! I missed your other post but I def. prefer to bake. I don't have anything specific though...Hmmm. Maybe I'll find something. Thanks!

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    1. Jessica: I find baking less expensive therapy than a psychologist, and I get to share the end product!

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  4. Well, the boys here always enjoy baked oatmeal. Which is really yummy in the fall with chopped apples in it. Mmm.

    Cooking wise, we love soup. Just polished off a big batch of the season's first taco soup. Tonight, it's white chicken chili. I'll save you a bowl! :)

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    1. Please do, Rhonda. That's one of my favorites!

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  5. Those look delicious and easy! Like that. My favourite fall recipe is Apple Crisp. Apples are their best during fall here. And warm Apple Crisp with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream is heats the heart.

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