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Reduced-Sugar Quick and Chewy Crescent Bars

reduced-sugar quick and chewy crescent bars Dessert
Reduced-Sugar Quick and Chewy Crescent Bars
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 35 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 48

These chewy crescent bars are an adaptation of a winning Bake-Off® contest recipe. This version has 33% less sugar and contains 11% fewer calories than the full-sugar version. MORE+ LESS-

October 10, 2018

Ingredients

Crust

1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dough sheet

Filling

1/2
cup all-purpose flour
3/4
cup flaked coconut
1/4
cup packed Truvía™ Brown Sugar Blend
1/2
cup chopped pecans
1/4
cup cold butter
1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F.
  • 2
    Unroll dough in ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan; press in bottom and 1/2 inch up sides to form crust. If using crescent rolls, firmly press perforations to seal. Set aside.
  • 3
    In medium bowl, mix flour, coconut, Truvia™ brown sugar blend and pecans. Cut in butter, using pastry blender or 2 forks until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Set aside.
  • 4
    Pour condensed milk evenly over dough, spreading to edges. Sprinkle coconut mixture evenly over condensed milk.
  • 5
    Bake 12 to 16 minutes or until crust edges are deep golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows. Store covered at room temperature.

Expert Tips

  • Each bar has 80 calories and 6 grams of sugar as compared with a regular bar that has 90 calories and 9 grams of sugar.
  • To make 24 thicker bars, bake in 13x9-inch pan 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
80
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
55mg
2%
Potassium
40mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
9g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
6g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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