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Hermit Bars Recipe

Makes 20 bars

Per Bar: 155 calories, 3g fat


  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup dark molasses
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, preferably, canola
  • 1/4 cup apple butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup raisins


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Lightly oil a 9 by 13-inch baking dish or coat it with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and cloves.
4. In a large bowl, beat together molasses, brown sugar, oil, apple butter and eggs with an electric mixer until smooth.
5. Add the dry ingredients and beat on low speed just until combined.
6. Stir in raisins.
7. Transfer the batter to the prepared baking dish; smooth the top.
8. ake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the batter feels "set" when lightly pressed in the center.
9. Let cool in the baking dish on a rack.
10. Cut into 20 bars.
11. Store at room temperature in an airtight container. These moist, spicy favorites keep well (if they get the chance).


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Main Ingredient:Fruit / Raisin
Herb and Spice
Preparation Method:Baking

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