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?


  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.

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

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

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

  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!

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

  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! :)

  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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