Fruit Bars

These bars may be sugar-free but they are very sweet using natural sugars. They are a delicious treat that is also good for you.



  • 1 cup dates, cut up
  • 1/2 cup prunes, cut up
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 stick margarine
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cloves
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup nuts


Bring dates, prunes and raisins and water to a boil. Simmer 5 minutes and remove from stove. Then add margarine and cool. Add dry ingredients to fruit and put in a greased pan. Bake in 9x13 inch pan at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.

By Robin from Washington, IA


May 29, 20070 found this helpful

Since I am sensitive to the amount of sugar in a recipe, I wouldn't call this sugar free at all, it has a LOT of natural sugars. Which even for people with diabetes (not my problem) can have TOO much of.

I would label these No Sugar Added, some people out there just don't pay attention to label and think, you don't add sugar I guess it's Sugar Free, despite the fact you have a lot of natural sugars.

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