Saucy Bars - KNEP - Kentucky Nutrition Education Program


Saucy Bars

Servings:24Serving Size:1½ x 3-inch bar

The sauce in this bar comes from applesauce. With cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, what’s not to love?


  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup raisins
  • ½ cup chopped nuts (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix shortening, sugar and applesauce until creamy.
  3. Add flour, baking soda, salt, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg mix together until well combined.
  4. Stir in raisins, nuts and vanilla.
  5. Spread batter in a greased 13x9x2-inch pan.
  6. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until top is lightly browned.


Can be topped with fresh fruits and berries or powdered sugar.

Source: Diana Drury and Barbara Wakefield, Anderson County Extension Volunteers


To be a more active family, involve kids in yard work and other active chores around the house. Have them help you with raking, weeding, planting or vacuuming.

Nutrition facts per serving: 130 calories; 4.5 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 1.5 g trans fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 240 mg sodium; 23 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 1 g protein; 4% Daily Value of calcium; 4% Daily Value of iron