Chewy Apple-Oatmeal Bars

Total Time
15 mins
30 mins

A wonderful chewy treat, great for kid's lunchboxes and they freeze well, these bars can also be baked in a 11x7-inch baking pan.

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  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Set oven rack to second-lowest position.
  3. Grease a 9x9-inch baking pan.
  4. In a bowl combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
  5. In another bowl, beat the butter, Crisco shortening and brown sugar until smooth and creamy (about 5 minutes).
  6. Add in egg and vanilla; beat well until combined.
  7. Stir in the flour mixture, oatmeal, chopped apples, coconut, nuts or chocolate chips (if using) mix well to combine.
  8. Spread into prepared baking pan.
  9. Bake for about 30-35 minutes, or until bars tests done.
  10. Cool and sift the confectioners sugar over top.
  11. Cut into squares.
Most Helpful

5 5

Deliciously Moist! I did need to alter the recipe, as I only a can of apple pie filling. No apples within 25 miles of where I live. I added two eggs and a touch more oats, only half a cup of brown sugar. Still nice and sweet and super moist!! Keeper for sure!

5 5

These were very good and so moist. I used 1 tsp of maple extract and 1 tsp of vanilla.. This is a keeper. Thanks for posting this recipe.

4 5

I loved the texture of it (oatmeal and coconut), and three apples are a must. I cut back on the sugar from 1 1/4 to 1 cup, but it was still a bit too sweet for me. Maybe my apples were too sweet (mixture of gala, golden delicious, and can't remember the other one) so I may try it with tarter ones. I also used unsweetened coconut. I did not have maple extract so I used 1 tsp of vanilla. Tasted just right.