Easy 15 Minute Maple Bars

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These easy 15-minute maple bars are a great way to try the unique flavor of maple without spending all the money it costs to get the real deal. This recipe draws on some commercial ingredients and pre-packaged foods that make it a great quick and easy—and affordable—fun snack or dessert you can make for your family and friends.The flavor of maple is unique, and when you taste real maple syrup, it can be hard to exchange its fantastic flavor for any duller imitators. On the other hand, as a child I grew up with both maple syrup and brown sugar syrup. Then I preferred my mother’s homemade brown sugar syrup over the maple. Things are different now and I use maple syrup for many reasons. One reason in particular that I use maple syrup over most other sugars is its nutritional value and slow sugar release.

Traditional Maple Syrup is made by concentrating the sap from maple trees. These trees only grow in the northeastern USA and Canada and to a much lesser extent, on the west coast of Canada. Most of us, though, relate maple syrup to the hills of Vermont or the far reaches of Quebec. And that is where nearly 100 percent of the world’s supply of this sweet stuff comes from. But did you know just what a superior form of sweetener it is?

First, maple syrup is a slow release sugar. That means it is almost exactly the opposite of white and brown sugars which are fast release sugars causing addictive-like spikes in our bodies. Maple Syrup does not do this. In addition, maple syrup contains many trace minerals including calcium and magnesium and zinc. It does contain about the same number of calories teaspoon for teaspoon as other sugars, but it is a far superior choice over white or brown sugar, and even processed honey. Because of its limited quantities and cost to produce, maple syrup is expensive; however, for its health benefits, it is an excellent choice of sweetener.

Here, maple extract is used, so the cost of this dessert is no more than any other yummy thing you might make. It is also quick and easy to make, so why not try it out tonight. You might like it enough that you buy some maple syrup for your family tomorrow!Find out how to make this recipe and many others at the website, Butter With a Side of Bread, by following the link below.

Nutrition Facts for: Easy 15 Minute Maple Bars From Butter With a Side of Bread
Ingredients: Refrigerated biscuit dough, canola oil, butter, brown sugar, milk, corn syrup, maple extract, powdered sugar.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 425, Calories from Fat 132, Total Fat 14.7g 23%, Saturated Fat 4.9g 24%, Cholesterol 16mg 5%, Sodium 617mg 26%, Potassium 19mg 1%, Carbohydrates 70.0g 23%, Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4%, Sugars 43.2g, Protein 4.3g, Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 8%

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