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Applesauce Walnut Bars


Ingredients

2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, chopped

2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, chopped

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ cup shortening

½ cup shortening

1 ¼ cups white sugar

1 ¼ cups white sugar

2 eggs

2 eggs

½ cup applesauce

½ cup applesauce

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cup chopped walnuts

½ cup chopped walnuts

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 13×9 inch baking pan.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 13×9 inch baking pan.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 (per serving)

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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