Apple pie bars

Apple Pie Bars
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup shortening
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, separated
Milk
6 cups apples, peeled and sliced
1 1/3 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons tapioca
Mix together 2 1/2 cups flour, shortening and salt. Add enough milk to egg yolk to make 2/3 cup liquid; add to flour mixture. Roll out half of the dough to cover a large oblong cookie sheet; place in bottom of pan. Cover with apples. Sprinkle with mixture of sugar, cinnamon, 2 tablespoons flour and tapioca. Roll out the rest of the dough and place on top of apples, sealing edges together. Beat egg white until foamy and brush over top of dough. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes, reduce heat to 375 degrees and bake an additional 20 to 25 minutes. Cut into bars.

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Molasses date nut bars

Molasses Date Nut Bars
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup molasses
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup chopped dates
Cream together shortening and sugar. Add eggs; beat well. Add molasses. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add alternately with milk to creamed mixture. Add nuts and dates. Line 2 greased 8 by 8 by 2 inch pans with greased waxed paper; pour in batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 27 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes. Remove from pan; cut into 4 by 1 inch bars.
Makes 2 1/2 dozen.

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No bake bars

No Bake Bars
2 cups chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 (10 1/2 ounce) package miniature white marshmallows
1/2 cup nuts
3/4 cup coconut
Melt chocolate, peanut butter and butter in saucepan. Watch closely so mixture does not burn. Cool; add marshmallows and nuts. Press into greased pan. Sprinkle coconut over top. Put in refrigerator. Cut into squares when ready to serve.

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Molasses apple sauce bars

Molasses Applesauce Bars
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup dark molasses
2 eggs
2 1/3 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup applesauce
1 cup raisins, chopped
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
Powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add molasses and eggs; mix well. In medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Add flour mixture alternately with applesauce to creamed mixture, mixing well after each addition. Stir in raisins and orange peel. Spread into greased and floured 13 by 9 inch baking pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until wooden toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut into bars.

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