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These bars are moist and have a perfectly spiced apple flavor. They are easy to prepare and make a perfect snack or dessert. True Cinnamon and Nutmeg go so well with the applesauce and the Ginger and Clove give the bars just a small tingle of extra spice taste that is so delicious. Try them and, chances are, this recipe will be you new applesauce recipe favorite. Enjoy!
Ingredients For Bars:
1/4 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1 cup applesauce (unsweetened)
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp each: Ginger powder & Clove powder
1/2 tsp Nutmeg powder
1 tsp True Cinnamon
1/2 cup each: Craisins and Walnuts
Ingredients and Directions For The Icing:
Mix together the following until smooth:
1 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
3 Tblspns melted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tblspn half and half
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x9 inch baking pan. In a medium bowl, mix together until smooth: butter, brown sugar, and egg. Stir in the applesauce and extract. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. Combine the flour mixture with the applesauce mixture. Stir in the Craisins and walnuts. Mix until well combined. Pour this into the prepared pan and bake for about 25 minutes or until a knife inserted into the middle of the pan, comes out clean. Let the bars cool completely and then spread the icing over the top. Sprinkle the iced bars with True Cinnamon.
Featuring Our: True Cinnamon; Nutmeg powder; Ginger powder; Clove powder.