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White Chip Cranberry Blondies

 White Chip Cranberry Blondies
Our Test Kitchen created these delicious blondies sure to satisfy any health-conscious cook. Applesauce moistens the batter, while colorful dried cranberries, white chips and heart-healthy pecans flavor each bite.
20 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dried cranberries, divided
  • 1/2 cup white baking chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the eggs, oil, applesauce and vanilla. Combine
  • the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt; stir into egg
  • mixture until blended. Stir in 1/2 cup cranberries (batter will be
  • thick).
  • Spread into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray.
  • Top with chips, pecans and remaining cranberries; gently press
  • toppings down.
  • Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near
  • the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
  • Yield: 20 bars.

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White Chip Cranberry Blondies (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 bar equals 154 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 92 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.