Contributed by: NAPSA
Modernize A Time-Old Tradition: Bake Sales With A Lower-Sugar Version (NAPSA) - The traditional bake sale is a highly popular, iconic activity that holds a particularly heartfelt place in childhood memories and has stayed well embedded in elementary school culture. But although a bake sale has always been a successful method for raising funds for anything from a brand new library computer to a new school playground, the nutrition environment has radically changed. Most noteworthy, parental concern about children's sugar consumption has reached a height. In fact, 87 percent of all mothers are making a strong effort or some effort to limit their children's intake of sugar.
"We are pleased to be a part of the creation and promotion of a bake sale model for the 21st century, a model that takes the best bake sale ideas from schools across the country and combines them with an emphasis on the importance of nutrition and moderation," said Tim Sullivan, President, PTO Today, Inc.
Scrumptious Chocolate Coconut Squares is just one of the many delicious recipes the makers of Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking offer that are perfect for a bake sale-this recipe, made in collaboration with Nestle Toll House, is reduced-sugar and, most importantly, great tasting for your next event.
Preparation time: 10 min. Bake time: 30 min. Cooling time: overnight
PREHEAT oven to 350 F.
MELT butter in 13 x 9-inch baking pan in oven; remove from oven. Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs over butter. Stir well; press onto bottom of pan. Sprinkle nuts, 1/2 cup coconut and morsels over crumbs. Combine evaporated milk and Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking in 2-cup glass measure or small bowl. Pour evenly over morsels. Sprinkle with remaining coconut.
BAKE for 25 to 30 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Refrigerate until set. Cut into bars. Store in airtight container at room temperature.
This recipe, when compared to a traditional recipe, has a 28 percent reduction in calories, a 26 percent reduction in carbohydrates and a 30 percent reduction in sugars.
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Serving Size: Makes 48 Bars
Nutritional Information: Per Serving: 1/2 Starch, 1 Fat. Serving Size: 1 bar; Calories 90; Calories from Fat 50; Total Fat 5g; Saturated Fat 2.5g; Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 35mg; Total Carbohydrate 10g; Dietary Fiber 1g; Sugars 8g; Protein 2g.
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