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.