Whole Wheat-Applesauce Bars

Enjoy these delicious bars made using applesauce and walnuts – perfect dessert for a crowd.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 1 hr 50 min
  • ingredients 20
  • servings 24

Ingredients

Bars

3/4
cup Pillsbury BEST® all-purpose flour
3/4
cup Pillsbury BEST® whole wheat flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4
cup molasses
1
egg
1/2
cup applesauce
1/4
cup sour cream
1/2
cup chopped walnuts

Frosting

1
cup powdered sugar
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2
oz cream cheese (from 3-oz package), softened
1 1/2
teaspoons milk
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1/4
cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray. In small bowl, stir together flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, brown sugar, 1/2 cup butter and the molasses with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Beat in applesauce and sour cream. On low speed, gradually beat in flour mixture until well blended. Stir in 1/2 cup walnuts. Spread in pan.
  • 3 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 In small bowl, beat all frosting ingredients except 1/4 cup walnuts on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Spread frosting over bars. Sprinkle with walnuts. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Bar
    Calories
    170
    (
    Calories from Fat
    80),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    9g
    9%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    25mg
    25%;
    Sodium
    105mg
    105%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    22g
    22%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    14g
    14%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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