Baked Apple Butterscotch Bars

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

2 eggs

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).

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Combine melted butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla in a bowl.

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Dice 2 cups of apples.

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After fully incorporated, add diced apples. I use a stand mixer on low speed until apples are mix completely together with wet ingredients.

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In a separate bowl, combine four, baking powder, salt. Whisk dry ingredients together.

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Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients ¼ cup at a time on low speed until wet and dry ingredients have been mixed thoroughly.

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Spread in grease baking pan. Top with walnuts and granola.

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Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes. Set baking dish on baking rack and allow to cool. Cut in bars and serve.

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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!

Many blessings,

CoCo

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14 Comments

    1. Oh my gosh, I know. Some of those girls are totally mischievous but I’m not naming names 🙂 Hugs for a happy weekend ladies, CoCo

  1. Ooh, those look so yummy! My kids LOVE apple snacks and desserts, so we’ll have to give this one a try! Have a wonderful weekend, Coco, I hope you don’t have any run-in’s with peanut butter! 😉

    1. ha ha Kimm, oh my gosh me too! I probably won’t sleep all night for fear of getting punked. Have an awesome weekend with your family. You guys will love these! Hugs, CoCo

  2. 17 girls at a sleepover?! Now that sounds like a good time! I love butterscotch bars and I like that you’ve made them even better for fall by adding apples. I will have to give these a try. I’m pretty sure I even have that same granola at home right now!

    1. It was so such a fun time, Jamie! We’re all really close in age so it’s more like hanging out with extra sisters instead of cousins. I hope you like the apple bars and that your weekend was happy and relaxing. Hugs, CoCo

  3. Have a wonderful visit with your family CoCo! Love bar cookie recipes so will definitely be trying this one. Football tailgates every weekend in October so I need some new treat recipes! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Bwg ~~~

    1. I love bar cookie receipes too, Bobbi! You’re so right they’re great to take to parties, picnics and tailgating events. Hope your weekend was totally fantastic! CoCo

  4. Coco this sounds perfect for the times when I insanely crave for something sweet 🙂
    Thank you for sharing the recipe and have a fantastic time catching up with the family!

    1. Thank you so much, Maya! We’re all close in age so they feel more like sisters than cousins 🙂 Hope you like the baked apple bars. Hugs, CoCo

  5. These look yummy!! Perfect for fall activities 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend!!

    1. I appreciate it, Angie, thank you! Hope you’re having a great weekend. Hugs, CoCo

  6. Oh my goodness it feels like forever since I had a chance to read your posts! This looks really good and I bet everyone loved them (what’s not to love?)! You are a trooper…17 girls in one place? Wow! Have a great trip! ♥Angeline

    1. Thank you, Angeline! We had a really great time laughing and giggling in until 3 am. I was so tired when I got home but it was totally worth it. Hope your day is a happy one, CoCo

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