Cinnamon Apple Streusel Bars

I had bought a bag of apples on sale and needed to use them up and found this recipe in one of my cookbooks. I always look through this cookbook, but I’ve never made anything out of it. I am so bad about that. I love to read cookbooks so I have several, but I get most of my recipes off of the internet or from my family, haha! I decided that I was going to make these and send them with Adam to work. I had a little taste and these were like apple pie in bar form. Great at room temperature, but even better warmed up a bit. These did turn out a bit thinner than the picure in the cookbook, so next time I think I will use a smaller baking dish so they are nice and thick and you can hold onto them better. Just reduce the baking time a bit. Hope you enjoy these great fall treats!

Cinnamon Apple Streusel Bars
Source: Favorite Brand Name All New Bake Sale Cookbook

1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup packed brown sugar, divided
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 cup butter, melted
2 cups chopped apples (2 medium apples, cored & peeled)

1 tbsp. Milk
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13 x 9 inch baking pan. combine graham cracker crubs, flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon & melted butter in large bowl until well blended. Reserve one cup of this mixtures and set aside. Press remaining crumb mixture into bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from oven & set aside.
Toss remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar with apples in a medium bowl until sugar is dissolved. Arrange apples over the baked crust. Sprinkle the reserved crumb mixture over the filling. Bake 30-35 minutes or until apples are tender. Remove pan to wire rack to cool completely. Combine powdered sugar & milk in a small bowl & drizzle over top of apple bars. Cut & Serve.

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  1. Chocolate Shavings says:

    What a perfect Fall treat!

  2. These sound and look delicious!!!

  3. I have a bag of apples to kill off, too. This might do the trick!

  4. Looks great, I love warm apple desserts with vanilla ice cream. mmm!

    I'm the same way with cookbooks. I love them but I mostly use recipes off the internet. LOL

  5. YUM! A great looking fall treat!

  6. OH MY GOSH!!! YUM ATTACK! Those look so insanely delicious!!

  7. Oh how I want these right now! I am sitting in the library just wishing that I could be stirring up a warm and cozy apple dessert.

  8. These look absolutely amazing.

  9. These look delicious! I love apple desserts!

  10. Great way to use up your apples! Your bars sound amazing 🙂

  11. I made these today and my husband loved them! Took them to church to share and 3 people asked for the recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  12. These look SO delicious! I am definitely saving this recipe!

  13. The perfect fall treat!

  14. Divine! Apple pie in bar form? Awesome Thanksgiving dessert. I'd take these over a chocolate or peanut butter bar any day :)!

  15. YUM – one of my favorite fall flavor combinations!

  16. Sweet and Savory says:

    These look fantastic. So glad, I found your blog.

  17. I have a huge bag of apples I need to use. I’ve already made a bunch of apple recipes but this one looks delicious, too! I can’t wait to try it.

  18. Yum! Would love to have this featured in our October Blog Hop for a chance to win a cookbook.