Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Applesauce Bars

Feel like cake, but sorta healthy?  Give these a try, they're super tasty and not really all that bad for you (compared to my normal treats at least )


  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (didn't have any so i used some cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice)
  • chopped nuts, chocolate chips (optional)

  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons margarine, melted
  • 1 tablespoon milk (use cream cheese if you prefer a creamy icing_
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the butter, brown sugar and egg until smooth. Stir in applesauce. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice; stir into the applesauce mixture until well blended. Mix in nuts and chocolate chips, and spread evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are golden. Cool in the pan over a wire rack.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the confectioners' sugar and margarine. Stir in vanilla and milk until smooth. Spread over cooled bars before cutting into squares.


  1. No, I'm not feeling like cake. I'm feeling like more zucchini brownies!!!!! : )

  2. Yumm. How can you go wrong with those ingredients! PS--I went to serve your zucchini brownies for FHE treat...I opened the lid and there wasn't a single brownie left...just some crumbs! We had to go for Plan B!

  3. I think that your roommates probably love you to death.

  4. Yummo! I definitely want to try those some time.

    (P.S. Is that a new blog background I see?)

  5. That does look really good. I like the disclaimer- not as unhealthy as your usual treats!! That glaze looks like it would really make these.