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These are really really good and I especially like the choco taste w/o feeling the guilt. The snap from the nuts and flax seed comes thru nicely as does the applesauce for flavor and moistness. I cut the recipe in 1/2 and also used 1/2 cup Nutritious Flour Blend and 1/2 cup white flour. I did opt to use craisins in place of the raisins and also used the chopped up walnuts. These are a fine mix between a cake and bar. Made for PRMR~

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CoffeeB January 17, 2010

Haven't tried these yet, but it's highly misleading to have 'flax' in the name when there's only 1 tbl of flax in the recipe! That amount of flax is practically useless.

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rusticgirl November 25, 2009

These are VERY GOOD SOFT HEALTHY bars. They didn't turn out flavorwise as expected though...they taste sort of like a bran muffin to me...that may be because I used 1c whole wheat pastry flour and 1c whole wheat flour. I also can't taste the chocolate or spices at all. This was my first experience with flax seeds...they're not bad. I used pecan chips and omitted the raisins so I could eat this on the South Beach diet.

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Engrossed August 20, 2007

Wonderful snack bars...mine came out very brownie like - a delicious, moist, chocolate & nutty treat!! I don't know how much of a difference it made, but I did not use a mixer and decided to do it all by hand...it worked fine for me! I was a bit heavy handed with the flax seeds because I love them, and added about two additional teaspoons. I used walnuts and chose to use dried cranberries instead of raisins because I prefer their flavor with chocolate. I also really enjoyed the little effect of "chemistry in the kitchen" when adding the baking soda to the warmed applesauce - the "fizzle" was fun!! Will most definitely be making these again...I think it has been my most successful experience in baking with "Spelnda" yet - fabulous instruction - Thanks mikekey!!

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free-free July 28, 2007

I did not make this diabetic friendly! I used 1 C Sucanat and I think I would add a little more next time. Increased the ground flax (I think even 2 T is not much). Added some M&M's. Baked in a 7x11 and cut it into 20 squares. A cross between a cake and a brownie. Thanks.

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WI Cheesehead February 03, 2007
Chocolate-Applesauce-Flax Seed Bars