Easy to make, these bars are started with a cake mix then improved upon by adding chocolate chips, nuts and spices.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch pan.
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.

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  • In a large bowl, stir together the cake mix, cinnamon and cloves. Add egg, oil and applesauce; mix well. Stir in the walnuts and chocolate chips. Mix in currants if desired. spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned. Cool before cutting into bars.

Nutrition Facts

215 calories; protein 2.4g 5% DV; carbohydrates 27.9g 9% DV; fat 11.2g 17% DV; cholesterol 10.9mg 4% DV; sodium 193.5mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2011
Taste was fine. What was the other poster considering expensive ingredients??? These are items that are always in my pantry and I don't consider them expensive at all. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/29/2007
Wow what a total waste of expensive ingredients! I made this recipe today following the directions exactly and these 'cake mix bars' turned out very dry and tasteless. Also the uncooked mixture was very very thick and sticky and it was a chore to spread it into the 9 X 13 baking pan. I finally had to grease a stirring spoon and smooth the mixture into the pan. I can only warn others to not waste their time & energy (and costly ingredients) making something that no one in their right mind would eat! Read More
(19)
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Rating: 1 stars
11/29/2007
Wow what a total waste of expensive ingredients! I made this recipe today following the directions exactly and these 'cake mix bars' turned out very dry and tasteless. Also the uncooked mixture was very very thick and sticky and it was a chore to spread it into the 9 X 13 baking pan. I finally had to grease a stirring spoon and smooth the mixture into the pan. I can only warn others to not waste their time & energy (and costly ingredients) making something that no one in their right mind would eat! Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2011
Taste was fine. What was the other poster considering expensive ingredients??? These are items that are always in my pantry and I don't consider them expensive at all. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
09/17/2007
I wouldn't change a thing. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/24/2017
The flavor was there but these were too dry. Cooking time shortened with more apple sauce may do the trick. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/25/2013
I I love the subtle taste of spice combined with the choclate. The mix will be sticky but it is supposed to be like a brownie batter. tried this recipe for church supper and it was a hit! Read More
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