Apple-Currant Bars

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If you don't have currants, you can substitute chopped raisins.
16 squares


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1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/3 cup margarine
3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup diced peeled Rome apple
3/4 cup regular oats, uncooked
1/2 cup dried currants
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350°.

Combine first 6 ingredients. Stir well; set aside.

Cream margarine in a large bowl; gradually add brown sugar, beating at medium speed of a mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat well. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture; beat just until dry ingredients are moist. Stir in vanilla, apple, oats, and currants.

Spoon batter into a 9-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Sprinkle powdered sugar over top.

Created date

October 2003

Nutritional Information

Calories 141
Caloriesfromfat 29 %
Fat 4.6 g
Satfat 0.9 g
Monofat 1.9 g
Polyfat 1.4 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 23.4 g
Fiber 0.9 g
Cholesterol 14 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 111 mg
Calcium 34 mg