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Applesauce Bars

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SKILL LEVEL : intermediatePREP TIME : 20  Minutes

Ingredients

  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories240
Calories from Fat90
Total Fat10 g15% DV
Saturated Fat6 g30% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol10 mg3% DV
Sodium130 mg5% DV
Total Carbohydrates34 g11% DV
Dietary Fiber0.0 g0% DV
Sugars25 g
Protein5 g
Vitamin A2% DV
Vitamin C4% DV
Calcium0 mg2% DV
Iron2% DV
  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories240
Calories from Fat90
Total Fat10 g15% DV
Saturated Fat6 g30% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol10 mg3% DV
Sodium130 mg5% DV
Total Carbohydrates34 g11% DV
Dietary Fiber0.0 g0% DV
Sugars25 g
Protein5 g
Vitamin A2% DV
Vitamin C4% DV
Calcium0 mg2% DV
Iron2% DV
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup applesauce thick
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1-2/3 cups REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips or HERSHEY'S Cinnamon Chips (10-oz. pkg.)
  • 1/2 cup raisins golden (optional)
  • LEMON FROSTING (recipe follows)

Directions

  • 1. Heat oven to 400°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  • 2. Beat shortening, brown sugar and egg until light and fluffy in large bowl. Stir together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves; add to shortening mixture, beating until well blended. Add applesauce and water; beat until well blended. Stir in peanut butter chips and raisins, if desired. Spread batter in prepared pan.
  • 3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool slightly in pan on wire rack. Frost with LEMON FROSTING.* Cut into bars. Makes about 24 bars.
  • LEMON FROSTING
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 to 4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel
  • Beat butter and powdered sugar in small bowl until well blended. Gradually add lemon juice and peel; beat until of spreading consistency. About 3/4 cup frosting.
  • * Recipe may be doubled for a thicker frosting. Original recipe amount is more like a glaze.

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