Apple Bars

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by MaryMc

My mom was the cook for our church preschool, and these were always a hit with the kids there.

Top Review by nomnom

For a healthier bar, I subbed unsweetened applesauce for the oil, whole wheat flour for the flour, 2 egg subs, Splenda for the sugar, omitted the nuts (had none on hand), used 2 medium Granny Smiths (made 3-1/2 cups diced), and doubled the cinnamon (LOVE the stuff!!) I like that substitutions can easily be made, BUT it made for VERY thin bars - PAPER thin. Maybe it's because I used a 17-1/4 x 11-1/2 jelly roll pan and not the standard 15x10. Could THAT be it? Perhaps this recipe is better suited for a 9x9 or a 13x8 at the most if you like thicker bars (such as myself). Because they were so paper thin, they were done WELL before the time specified. I must have taken them out 10 minutes early and the bars turned a bit dry and tough from the overbaking. Doubt I'll make these again, but I will happily finish the leftovers :) If I do make them again, I'll try it in a 9x9 or 8x8

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir together apples, sugar, oil, eggs and nuts.
  2. Sift together dry ingredients and stir into apple mixture.
  3. Pour into a greased jelly roll pan and bake at 325 degrees for 45-50 minutes.

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