Apple Date Bars

Apple Date Bars

Snack

Afternoon snacks are an important part of every child’s day and recipes like this that incorporate fruit and nuts are great to keep on hand. These bars can be baked ahead, cut and frozen in zip-lock bags and kept up to two months in the freezer. They even taste great right out of the freezer! Send one to school as a special treat every now and then.

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons low-fat milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces
  • 1/2 cup dried dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1/2 cup apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large egg

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 12 x 9 inch pan.
2. Cream the butter and brown sugar. Mix in the egg and milk. Stir in the apples.
3. Add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, mix thoroughly. Stir in the nuts and dates.
4. Spread dough into greased pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before cutting into 2- inch square bars.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 136
Calories from Fat 47 (35% of tot cal)
Total Fat 5g – 8%
Saturated Fat 2g – 11%
Cholesterol 22mg – 7%
Sodium 88mg – 4%
Total Carbo 21g – 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g – 4%
Sugars 20g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 2%
Iron 8%
Calorie Diet 2000
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending upon your caloric intake.