Healthy Peanut Butter Bars (Parve)

These Healthy Peanut Butter Cake Bars will please you and your kids. Made with natural peanut butter and natural applesauce, made without oil, butter or margarine, these bars are a healthy treat. Eat with a tall glass of milk, these cake-like cookies are a delicious treat. And the bonus is that this four-ingredient recipe is so easy that your kids can make it all by themselves.


  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup of natural applesauce
  • 3/4 cup of smooth natural peanut butter
  • 1 box Duncan Hines yellow cake mix (parve)
  • 1/2 cup mini-chocolate chips (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour a 9×13 inch pan.
  • Mix eggs, apple sauce and peanut butter.
  • Slowly add cake mix. Mix in a small amount, and repeat until the entire box is mixed in (usually in six different mixes, especially if mixing by hand).
  • Batter will be thick. If a thinner batter is desired, add a bit more applesauce. If a stronger peanut taste is desired, add up to another 1/4 cup peanut butter.
  • Pour batter into pan. Batter can be spread within 1/3 inch from edges and it will spread out during cooking.
  • Bake at 350°F (180°C) for 25-30 minutes. Cool on wire cookie rack.VARIATIONS: Mix chocolate chips into batter before baking.

    SERVING SUGGESTION: Enjoy cold or warm with a big glass of milk.

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