Moist Applesauce Cocoa Bars

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

These bars are so moist and yummy. I have even added chopped apples to the batter... Note: this makes a large amount of bars, but they freeze well...great for potlucks too.

Top Review by LisaCooks

YUMMY! Made these early this morning before it got too hot in the kitchen. A real snap to mix up and turned out oh-so moist and delicious. Just the right blend of cinnamon and chocolate. I omitted the nuts to please the kids, and drizzled with a few melted chocolate chips right after I removed from oven. Perfect with some vanilla ice cream!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 15 x 10-inch jelly roll pan.
  3. In a bowl, cream the 1-1/2 cups sugar with the 1/2 cup butter; beat until fluffy.
  4. Add in the eggs; beat well.
  5. Sift together the cocoa, baking soda, cinnamon and the flour.
  6. Add to the butter mixture, alternately with the applesauce; mix well.
  7. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking pan.
  8. In a small bowl, combine the 2 Tbsp sugar, 1 cup chocolate chips and 1 cup chopped nuts.
  9. Sprinkle over the batter in the pan.
  10. Bake for 30 minutes (do not over bake!) Cut into bars.

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