Mango Bars

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin on May 31, 2006.

Mango Bars

Ingredients:

Mango Bars

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 2/3 cups butter
  • 4 cups chopped mangoes
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups quick oats

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of the flour with 1/2 cup of the sugar. Cut in 1 cup of the butter. Press into a 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. In a saucepan, combine mangoes, 3/4 cup of the sugar, the 1/3 cup water and lemon juice. Cook for about 10 minutes or until mangoes are tender. Combine cornstarch and the 3 tablespoons water. Stir into mango mixture and cook until thickened. Cool slightly. Pour over prepared crust. Combine oats, the remaining 1/4 cup flour and 1/2 cup sugar. Cut in remaining 2/3 cup butter. Sprinkle over mango mixture. Bake for 50 minutes. Cool and cut into bars. Makes 4 dozen bars.

Estimated Nutrient Analysis per bar:
130 calories, 7 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 15 mg cholesterol, 65 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, less than 1 g fiber, 9 g sugar, 1 g protein

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