Apple-Walnut Bars

Apple-Walnut Bars

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From the EatingWell Kitchen

For a good supply of lunchbox treats, make a double batch of these apple-walnut bars and freeze individual bars wrapped in foil.

Ingredients 15 servings

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  • 32 graham cracker squares
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup dried apples
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, chopped and toasted (see Tip)
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar


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  1. Preheat oven to 300 °F. Coat an 8-by-12-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Process graham crackers and cinnamon in a food processor until you have fine crumbs. Leaving about 1/2 cup in the workbowl, transfer the crumbs to another container. Add apples to the workbowl and process until coarsely chopped.
  3. Combine sugar, egg whites, egg, vanilla and salt in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on high speed until thick, about 3 minutes. Fold in the reserved crumbs, apples and the toasted walnuts just until combined. Transfer batter to the prepared baking dish; smooth the top with a wet rubber spatula. Bake until the top feels dry and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes.
  4. Let cool completely on a wire rack. Dust lightly with confectioners' sugar and cut into 15 bars.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Freeze for longer storage.
  • Tip: To toast chopped walnuts: Place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.
  • Storage smarts: For long-term freezer storage, wrap your food in a layer of plastic wrap followed by a layer of foil. The plastic will help prevent freezer burn while the foil will help keep off-odors from seeping into the food.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 138 calories; 4 g fat(0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 23 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 6 mcg folate; 12 mg cholesterol; 14 g sugars; 19 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 8 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 192 mg sodium; 64 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1/2 fat

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