Lunch Box Idea: Applesauce Squares

This time of year always seems to be my kiddos favorite time of year to snack on apples! So for this weeks LunchBox Idea, I found is Just Trying to Save Money is sharing with us: Apple Sauce Squares!

Cooking Time: 25 min


*1/4 cup margarine, softened

*2/3 cup brown sugar

*1 egg

*1 cup applesauce

*1 cup Granny Smith apples with skin on, small diced

*1 cup all purpose flour

*1 teaspoon baking soda

*1/2 teaspoon salt

*1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

*1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

*3 tablespoons margarine, melted

*1 tablespoon milk

*1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F degree.
  2. Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan with butter spray.
  3. Mix together margarine, brown sugar, and egg until smooth.
  4. Stir in applesauce and chopped apples into the mixture.
  5. Add flour, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin pie spice, mix until well blended.
  6. Pour batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly with a spatula.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes in preheated oven, or until edges are golden.
  8. Cool in the pan over a wire rack.
  9. In a small bowl, mix together the powdered sugar and margarine.
  10. Stir in vanilla and milk until smooth.
  11. Spread over cooled bars before cutting into squares.

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3 comments… add one
  • it sounds delicious!! i'll try it
  • This sound good, think I'll make it this weekend!
  • great ideal,im gonna try this with pears,I have a pear tree that is loaded

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