Simple Saucy Bars - KNEP - Kentucky Nutrition Education Program


Simple Saucy Bars

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


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Stir with a spoon until well mixed.
  4. Prepare a 9×13 inch pan by spraying the inside lightly with cooking spray.
  5. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.


Self-rising flour: add 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt to 2 cups all-purpose flour.

Whole-wheat flour: add 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt to 1 cup all-purpose flour and 1 cup whole-wheat flour.


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

Make it a Meal

  • Baked pork chops
  • Scalloped cauliflower
  • Green beans
  • Saucy Bars
  • Low-fat milk
Source: Adapted from 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; 5 g total fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 g trans fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 125 mg sodium; 22 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 13 g sugar; 1 g protein; 4% Daily Value of calcium; 6% Daily Value of iron