apple spice bars

Thanks to Katie for these! I loved every bite and I think I ate half the pan.
2 c. plus 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp allspice (I didn’t have this one, so instead of all the spices individually, I used pumpkin pie spice, added a touch more cinnamon, and pinch of cloves)
small pinch ground cloves
1/2 c. butter, melted
1 c. packed brown sugar
1 c. white sugar
2 eggs
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
2 apples, peeled, cored and diced (a little less than 2 c.)
cinnamon sugar for sprinkling

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 9×13 pan with foil and baking spray.

2. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves. Whisk to combine well and set aside.
3. In bowl of stand mixer (or in a bowl with a hand mixer), combine sugars and butter and beat on medium high until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well to combine. Add vanilla extract and beat to combine.
4. Turn mixer on slow and fold in flour mixture a little at a time until just combined.
5. Fold in apples.
6. Spread mixture evenly into prepared pan and sprinkle top generously with cinnamon sugar.
7. Place in oven and bake until cooked through, when top slightly bounces back to the touch, about 30 minutes.
8. Remove from oven and let cool completely before removing from pan, cutting and serving. (bars will be very soft)

Yeah, I ignored that last step, as evidenced by the lump of cookie bar on my plate, but at least I attempted to cut them, instead of just digging right in with a fork.

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2 Responses to apple spice bars

  1. Katie says:

    Hahaha. That’s ALWAYS My problem. I hate waiting to let them cool and end up burning my tounge. But it’s all worth it for the yumminess. 🙂

  2. tiffany says:

    I love those bars from Katie! Yours look great.

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