How to Bake Apple Bars


Sweet but healthy homemade baked apple bars have a fresher flavor than packaged varieties, which are full of preservatives. Use apples from your own trees if desired, or pick up fresh apples from the market. Make a batch of these apple bars for a sweet breakfast, fruity dessert or bake sale offering.

Step 1

Spray the inside of the baking dish with cooking spray, and preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Press the cookie dough into the bottom of the baking dish to completely cover the base of the dish.

Step 3

Scatter the chopped apples over the cookie dough.

Step 4

Combine the oatmeal, melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl.

Step 5

Sprinkle the oatmeal topping over the apples.

Step 6

Bake the apple bars at 350° Fahrenheit for 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Step 7

Let cool completely before cutting into 1 inch by 2 inch bars and serving.

Things You'll Need

  • Cooking spray
  • 9 x 13 inch baking dish
  • 1 lb. refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 1 cup chopped apples
  • ½ cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon


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