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Spice Bars

 Spice Bars
"These bars smell so good while they are baking—the spicy aroma brings everyone to the kitchen in a hurry!" relates Brooke Pike of Pierre, South Dakota.
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the buttermilk, brown sugar, molasses, butter,
  • egg and vanilla until smooth. Combine the flour, 1/2 teaspoon
  • cinnamon, Chinese five-spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt;
  • gradually add to buttermilk mixture and beat until blended. Stir in
  • raisins.
  • Pour into a 9-in. square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake
  • at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the
  • center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Combine confectioners'
  • sugar and remaining cinnamon; sprinkle over bars. Yield: 1 dozen.

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Spice Bars (continued)

Nutritional Facts: One bar equals 139 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 134 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.