Applesauce Bars

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by CarolAT

These light and tasty dessert bars are super moist and low in fat and sugar. Ideal for snacks or a light dessert. Adopted from Desserts for Diabetics cookbook.

Top Review by Outta Here

I had a copy of this cookbook from the library and made these a few times before. I posted a variation on this recipe about 3 years ago ( Recipe #177749 ) but forgot to post the original for safe keeping, so thanks for posting it. These are tasty and very moist and chewy. I also used pecans and left out the raisins. Made for Fall 2009 My 3 Chefs game.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place flour, sugar, dry sugar substitute, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in a mixer bowl and mix at low speed to blend well.
  2. Combine hot applesauce and baking soda. (Don't try to be modern and use cold applesauce and mix the baking soda with the flour; it doesn't work as well that way.).
  3. Add the applesauce mixture, along with oil, nuts, and raisins, to flour mixture.
  4. Mix at medium speed until flour is moistened and batter is creamy.
  5. Spread batter evenly in a 9 x 13-inch cake pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray or greased well with margarine or butter.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 or 25 minutes, or until bars pull away from the sides of the pan and a cake tester comes out clean from the center. Cool on a wire rack.

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