1/4 cup applesauce
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
4 egg whites — lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup quick or old fashioned oats — uncooked
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt — optional
powdered sugar — optional
Preheat oven to 350. Spray bottom of 13×9 inch baking pan with nonstick vegetable cooking spray.
In large saucepan, combine applesauce and chocolate. Heat over low heat, stirring frequently, until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Add sugar and applesauce; mix well. Stir in egg whites and vanilla; mix well. Add combined oats, baking powder and salt; mix well. Spread evenly in prepared pan. Bake 22-25 minutes or until center is set and eges pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving, if desired. Cut into 24 bars. Store loosely covered. Makes 24 servings.