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Sugar-Free Raisin Bars

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.


16 servings

Updated: Oct. 23, 2022
Syracuse, Nebraska cook Betty Ruenholl remarks, "My mother is diabetic so I keep these moist, golden bars on hand for dessert. I even serve them during the holidays. They're a nice light snack for everyone."


  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, cook raisins, water, butter, cinnamon and nutmeg until butter is melted; continue cooking for 3 minutes. Add all remaining ingredients.
  2. Spread into an 8-in. square baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned.

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