Kelly's Calico Apple Bars

Total Time
55mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

Rich, moist bar cookies that taste more like a very rich cake! Packed with chocolate chips, raisins, pecans and applesauce! Pure heaven!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Note: I have tried both the 6 oz and the 12 oz size bags before--Both work; The 6 oz works perfectly, but when I am BINGING for chocolate I have used the 12 oz size bag instead; (hehe) The 12 oz size makes them VERY chocolately, though, and are just a bit harder to cut due to all that ooey, gooey chocolate!
  2. Either way, you can't go wrong!
  3. Cream shortening and sugar, add eggs, beat.
  4. Add dry ingredients alternately with applesauce.
  5. (I add half of the flour with the rest of the dry ingredients, then half of the applesauce, then the rest of the flour, then the rest of the applesauce).
  6. Fold in chips, raisins and pecans.
  7. Bake in greased 13x9 baking pan or glass dish for 40 minutes at 350°, cool completely, sift powdered sugar over top, cut into bars.
  8. HEAVEN!
Most Helpful

Very very yummy!! I ended up using 8 oz chocolate chips. I also only had to bake for 35 minutes and they were perfectly done. Thanks so much for the recipe Kelly!

flower7 May 21, 2005

Very good and not too sweet! For the applesauce, I just peeled an apple and whipped it up with a little water in my food processor. Thank you, Kelly! Reviewed for ZWT4.

mliss29 July 11, 2008

ZWT4: Yum yum!! Simple, easy and oh so yummy!!!

Mom2Rose June 24, 2008