Applesauce Bars Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Applesauce Bars Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Applesauce Bars

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"Moist and spicy bar cookies with frosting. An easy and quick after school snack. Also goes great at carry-ins and bake sales. You can also just sprinkle with confectioners sugar instead of frosting."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch pan Change Servings

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the butter, brown sugar and egg until smooth. Stir in applesauce. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice; stir into the applesauce mixture until well blended. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are golden. Cool in the pan over a wire rack.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the confectioners' sugar and margarine. Stir in vanilla and milk until smooth. Spread over cooled bars before cutting into squares.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 25 mins
  • READY IN 45 mins
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 08, 2005

yum! what a tasty & wonderfully moist bar! i only made a few simple modifications such as substituting half of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour & tossing a 1/2 c. golden raisins into the batter (just because). "pumpkin pie spice" isn't something i have in my pantry. instead i use the spices my grandmother put into her pumpkin pies: 1/4 tsp. ground ginger, 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg & 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon. a couple more notes: i went with the flow & baked these in a 9 x 9" pan to get a thicker bar. mine were done in 30 minutes. lastly, i skipped the frosting & sprinkled mine with confectioner's sugar. these bars have enough flavor to stand on their own. thank you debbi!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 22, 2011

This is not a 'bar' but rather a spice cake. If baked in a smaller pan, then it gets to also look like a cake; if baked in a 9x13 pan it's still a cake, but too thin.

 
Sep 10, 2003

I JUST MADE THIS AND IT TURNED OUT GREAT. I TOO USED AN 8X8 PAN AND BAKED FOR 20 MINUTES. I WAS ALSO OUT OF PUMPKIN PIE SPICE SO I USED A LITTLE ALLSPICE, NUTMEG AND CINNAMON. IT IS DELICIOUS. I ALSO ADDED SOME BROWN SUGAR TO THE ICING, FROSTED THE CAKE WHILE WARM, AND CUT MYSELF A SLICE. GOOD!! MY 3 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER AND ONE YEAR OLD SON LOVED IT AS WELL. THANKS FOR THIS SIMPLE RECIPE.

 
Dec 27, 2003

These are sooooooo good. I substituted a homemade cream cheese icing instead and spread it on right after baking. It gave it a glazed affect. They were gone in a matter of minutes! (icing: cream cheese, butter, vanilla, powdered sugar... yum)

 
Jul 13, 2003

These were delicious and so easy to make! I followed the directions exactly the first time. Next time I might try adding raisins and drizzling the frosting instead of spreading it. The bars come out just moist enough, not wet like some applesauce bars. This will be a regular snack cake in our home!

 
Jul 13, 2003

This recipe is FANTASTIC!!!! So easy to make. Delicious. Suprisingly low in calories too (although it is hard to eat just one!!)!!!

 
Jul 13, 2003

yummy! I added raisins and they turned out great! very moist! I will definitely make these again

 
Jul 13, 2003

OMG these were Awesome!!!! very moist and just the right amount of spice and sweetness. easy to make too! I did cheat and used half a tub of store bought cream cheese frosting, melted that and drizzled on top. YUMMMMM will definalty be a regular in our house!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 130 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 4.2 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 162 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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