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Spice Bars Recipe

Looking for an easy Spice Bars recipe? Learn how to make Spice Bars using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lientjepetientje

Makes 12 servings



Adapted from a recipe "Spice Cookie Bars" that appeared in Penzey's Spices Catalog in Early Summer 2009 submitted by Sally K. Field. I fiddled with the recipe in order to reduce the fat and sugar content, and increase the fiber content.

Recipe Ingredients for Spice Bars

1 cup raisins
90 g Montmorency Dried Tart Cherries
1 cup water
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 egg
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oats
2 tbsp flaxseed meal
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

Recipe Directions for Spice Bars

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour a 9" x 13" pan and set aside.

  2. Measure out at least one cup of raisins. I use a mixture of whatever dried fruits I may have (golden raisins, brown raisins, dried cherries, dried cranberries). Pour 1 cup of boiling water over and let stand for 10 minutes. At this point you can add 1/4 cup of cognac, brandy or rum, and toss in an anise star or two.

  3. After 10 minutes, remove the anise star if you have added it, pour the dried fruit and water mixture into a roomy bowl, and add the applesauce and egg (you may want to mix the egg separately before adding it to the liquid mixture). Mix well.

  4. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, oats (I ground them in my food processor), flaxseed meal, salt, baking soda and spices. Add to the raisin mixture and mix well. Walnuts, pecans, or another nut of your choice may be added at this point (though this generally increases the fat content).

  5. Press into the pan and bake at 375 for 20 minutes. Let cool before cutting.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 69.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
127
Calories from Fat
12
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
1.3g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
16mg
5%
Sodium
165mg
7%
Potassium
197mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
27.6g
9%
Dietary Fiber
2.1g
8%
Sugars
13.5g
Protein
2.6g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 2% Iron 7%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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