Happy Friday! I’m headed out for a long weekend with my family. All of the girls are having a big slumber party. I hope I’ve gotten enough rest this week so I don’t wake up with a peanut butter mustache. Believe me, with 17 girls, anything is possible.
I’ll be traveling to meet everyone and I wanted to bring a long a few goodies to share with the girls. I know when we’re all up late we like to snack. It’s always good to have something a little bit sweet and something a little bit salty.
This recipe for Baked Apple Butterscotch Bars is easy to make and travels well. It’s perfect for afternoon picnics, tailgate parties or holiday cookie swaps. We’re kicking it old school today as I adapted this recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook circa 1971.
Baked Apple Butterscotch Bars
½ cup melted butter
2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp kosher salt
2 cups diced apples (I used honey crisp apples for this recipe) (you’re shocked, right?)
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup ready made granola (I used Cascadian Farms oat and honey granola for this recipe)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9 x 13 inch baking dish (I used Bake Easy spray for this recipe).
Combine melted butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla in a bowl.
Dice 2 cups of apples.
After fully incorporated, add diced apples. I use a stand mixer on low speed until apples are mix completely together with wet ingredients.
In a separate bowl, combine four, baking powder, salt. Whisk dry ingredients together.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients ¼ cup at a time on low speed until wet and dry ingredients have been mixed thoroughly.
Spread in grease baking pan. Top with walnuts and granola.
Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes. Set baking dish on baking rack and allow to cool. Cut in bars and serve.
I hope you guys all have a happy weekend. See you on Facebook and back here on Monday for the Something to Talk About Link Party!