1 (14 oz.) pkg. gingerbread mix
1 (8 oz.) can (1 c.) applesauce
1/2 c. raisins
1 (4 oz.) jar (1/2 c.) chopped mixed candied fruits and peels
1 (14 oz.) pkg. white creamy-type frosting mix
2 Tbsp. lemon juice


Combine gingerbread mix and applesauce. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed with electric mixer or 2 minutes with spoon. Stir in raisins and fruits and peels. Spread in greased 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1-inch pan. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes. Prepare frosting according to package directions, substituting the lemon juice for half the liquid. Spread on cooled cookies. Cut in 1 x 1 1/2-inch bars. Decorate with candlesticks made from gumdrops. Makes about 8 dozen.