Vanilla-Lime Watermelon Bars
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Vanilla-Lime Watermelon Bars

Prep: 25 minutes plus cooling, standing and chilling
Bake: 15 minutes • Serves: 16

PICS nonstick cooking spray
8 whole sheets PICS honey graham crackers, finely crushed
4 tablespoons PICS unsalted butter, melted
5 cups chopped peeled seedless watermelon
2 envelopes (1/4 ounce each) powdered PICS unflavored gelatin
1 vanilla bean, split and scraped (about 1/4 teaspoon)
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/3 cup PICS granulated sugar
1/4 cup PICS canned lite coconut milk
1 cup PICS whipped topping
Lime zest for garnish (optional)

1.Preheat oven to 350°. Line 8-inch square baking dish with aluminum foil so that foil extends about 2 inches over sides of dish; spray with cooking spray.

2.In medium bowl, stir graham cracker crumbs and butter; firmly press into bottom of prepared dish and bake 15 minutes or until browned. Cool on wire rack.

3.In blender, purée watermelon on high until smooth. Makes about 2-1/2 cups.

4.In small bowl, whisk gelatin and puréed watermelon; let stand 5 minutes.

5.In medium saucepan, heat vanilla bean, lime juice, sugar, coconut milk and gelatin mixture to a simmer over medium heat; remove from heat, pour over crust and refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.

6.Using overhanging sides of foil, transfer bar to cutting board; remove foil and cut into 16 squares. Serve bars topped with whipped topping garnished with lime zest, if desired.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (1 bar):
112 Calories, 5g Fat (3g Saturated), 8mg Cholesterol, 37mg Sodium,
17g Carbohydrates, 1g Fiber, 11g Sugars, 8g Added Sugars, 1g Protein