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Apple-Currant Bars

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Combine first 6 ingredients. Stir well; set aside.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.