Lightened up seven layer bars

Lightened up seven layer bars
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 30
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 110.1
  • Total Fat: 6.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 2.2 mg
  • Sodium: 25.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 1.8 g

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From Meal Makeover Moms healthy meals with kid appeal From Meal Makeover Moms healthy meals with kid appeal
Number of Servings: 30


    1½ cups old-fashioned oats
    1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
    1 cup garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
    1/4 cup wheat germ
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
    2 tablespoons canola oil
    1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    3/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
    1 cup dried cranberries
    3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
    One 14-ounce can low-fat sweetened condensed milk


1.Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly oil or coat a 9 X13 inch baking pan with non stick cooking spray and set aside.
2. Spread oats evenly on a baking sheet and bake unitl lightly browned, 8 - 10 minutes. Stir occasionally to ensure even browning. Remove and set aside. Place walnuts on same baking sheet and bake until lightly browned and fragrant (3-5 minutes). Watch so they don't burn. Remove and set aside.
3. Place the toasted oats in the bowl of a food processor and process for 10 seconds. Add the beans, wheat germ, butter, canola oil, and salt and pulse until well combined. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan, and smooth down evenly with your fingers or palms to form a bottom crust.

4. Top evenly with the chocolate chips, cranberries, walnuts, and coconut. Pour the condensed milk evenly over the layers.

5. Bake 22 to 25 minutes, or until the coconut is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack and cut into thirty 1¾ x 2-inch bars. Best if stored in the refrigerator.

Serving Size: makes 30 1 3/4 x 2 inch bars

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  • Oh thank you for posting this! I was just about to start entering in the ingredients when I thought to myself..."I'd better just look and see if it's already here" , and it sure is! So healthy and sound delicious. - 12/2/12

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