23Oct2012 Raisin Applesauce Bars & Caramel Frosting These applesauce bars are incredibly easy and fast to make! By themselves, they are awesome for breakfast or a snack. The caramel frosting just takes it to a whole new level! I used the rest of some homemade applesauce and they were fantastic, but use what you have on hand. Yum! Raisin Applesauce Bars & Caramel Frosting 1/4 cup butter, softened 2/3 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 cup applesauce 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 3/4 cup raisins Caramel Frosting: 2 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons milk 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 cup confectioner’s sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla For bars, beat butter, brown sugar, and egg. Stir in applesauce. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Gradually stir flour mixture into applesauce mixture until well combined. Stir in raisins. Spread batter into greased 8×8 pan and bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. Allow to cool. For frosting, melt butter in saucepan. Mix in milk and brown sugar. Increase heat to medium. When mixture starts to boil, continue cooking for one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, cool slightly, and beat in confectioner’s sugar and vanilla. Add additional milk 1/2 tablespoon at a time to reach desired consistency. Spread over cooled bars, slice, and serve. This post is part of the Iron Chef Mom Challenge, WOO HOO! Lemons For Lulu is hosting our challenge this week featuring, CARAMEL! Head on over to enter your favorite caramel recipe(s) and be sure to stop back and vote for your favorite this weekend (voting closes Sunday night)! Linking up to these fabulous parties. Check them out!