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High Energy Prune Bars

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Ingredients
  Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), softened
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Eggs 2
  All-purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground allspice 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Plain low-fat yogurt 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Prunes 12 , pitted, cooked and chopped
  Vegetable cooking spray 1
  Powdered sugar 1 Tablespoon, sifted
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven to temperature of 350 degrees.

MAKING
2) In a medium bowl, cream the margarine and add the brown sugar gradually. Beat well till the mixture is light and fluffy.
3) Add the vanilla and stir well.
4) Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
5) Combine together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, allspice and cinnamon. Mix well.
6) Add the dry mixture to the creamed mixture, alternately with the yogurt. Mix well till just blended.
7) Combine together the prunes and lemon juice. Fold into the batter.
8) Into a 10x9x2-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray, spread the mixture.
9) Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, till a wooden pick inserted in the center emerges clean.
10) Take the preparation out of the oven, cool completely on a wire rack, sprinkle with powdered sugar and cut into bars.

SERVING
11) Arrange the bars on a serving plate and serve at room temperature or slightly chilled.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Course: 
Snack
Interest: 
Holiday, Everyday, Healthy
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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