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Sweet Pea Bars
Source: The following recipe from Vegetable Desserts ~ Beyond Carrot Cake & Pumpkin Pie, by Elisabeth Schafer & Jeannette L. Miller RD

Split peas give these spiced raisin bars extra moisture and fiber.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 105 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate

Nutrition Facts

Makes 24 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 114.9
Total Carbs 19.8 g
Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
Sugars 6.6 g
Total Fat 3.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Unsaturated Fat 1.6 g
Potassium 41.3 mg
Protein 3.4 g
Sodium 89.4 mg
Dietary Exchanges
1/2 Fat , 1/2 Fruits , 1/2 Other Carbs , 1 Starch
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Note: One or more ingredients from this recipe are not included in the nutritional analysis above. Either the ingredient is missing from our database or is listed as "optional" in the recipe.
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0.6667 cup  Peas, green, split, dry
2 cup  cold water
1 cup  fat free milk
1 each  cooking spray
0 1/4 cup  vegetable oil
1 cup  sugar
2 each  eggs
2 1/2 cup  white all purpose flour
1 tsp  baking soda
1 tsp  low sodium baking powder
0 1/2 tsp  ground cloves
0 1/2 tsp  ground cinnamon
0 1/4 tsp  salt
1 cup  seedless raisins
0 1/4 cup  chopped walnuts
  1. Combine split peas and water. Cook about one hour over very low heat to make a thick soup. Add a little more water if it gets too thick to stir.
  2. Combine thick soup and skim milk and set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine oil, sugar, and eggs. Beat well. Sift 2 cups flour with baking soda, baking powder, spices, and salt.
  4. Add sifted ingredients alternately with pea "soup" to egg mixture, mixing thoroughly after each addition. Dredge raisins and nuts in remaining 1/2 cup flour and stir into batter.
  5. Spread in a lightly sprayed 9 inch x 13 inch pan. Bake for 45 minutes or until evenly browned. Cut into 24 bars (4 x 6 rows).

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