Very moist and chewy!

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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 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 13x9 inch baking pan.

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  • Melt chocolate in the microwave or in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Stir frequently until smooth. Remove from heat, and let cool.

  • Cream together the shortening and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, stirring constantly until well blended. In a separate bowl, mix together applesauce, melted chocolate and vanilla. Add to the egg mixture, stirring until smooth.

  • Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; gradually stir into the batter. Fold in chopped walnuts. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

66.8 calories; 0.9 g protein; 8.1 g carbohydrates; 7.8 mg cholesterol; 25.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2005
These bars are rather nondescript. They did not have enough chocolate or applesauce to take on either flavor. They also were rather cakey. I prefer chewier bars. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/06/2015
Very moist not chewy didn't have a defining flavor. Meaning you could taste something but it wasn't either applesauce or chocolate. As weird as this might sound needs to be sweeter or it was missing something. Mine were falling apart around the walnuts. Not crumbly just not holding shape very well when pulling out of the pan in bar form. Not sure if I'd make again however at most for me they were just okay. Read More
(3)
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2005
These bars are rather nondescript. They did not have enough chocolate or applesauce to take on either flavor. They also were rather cakey. I prefer chewier bars. Read More
(13)
Rating: 3 stars
01/06/2015
Very moist not chewy didn't have a defining flavor. Meaning you could taste something but it wasn't either applesauce or chocolate. As weird as this might sound needs to be sweeter or it was missing something. Mine were falling apart around the walnuts. Not crumbly just not holding shape very well when pulling out of the pan in bar form. Not sure if I'd make again however at most for me they were just okay. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2019
We had enjoyed the applesauce walnut bars. We would suggest to add more walnuts. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2013
I was trying for a lower sugar brownie and this worked with 3 oz of chocolate 1 cup of sugar and 1/2 c whole wheat pastry flour and 1/2c regular flour with 1/2t baking powder. I baked in a 9x9 pan for 25-30 minutes. They were so good hot out of the oven. Could add chocolate chips for more chocolate punch. Read More