Apple & Oat Crumb Bars

"This is very easy and a very nice treat if your not in the mood for a chocolate type of bar. Kind of like an apple cobbler bar."
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Ready In:
24 bars




  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Grease a 13x9-inch baking pan.
  • Combine all ingredients EXCEPT applesauce and nuts; mix until crumbly.
  • Reserve 1 cup mixture. Press remaining mixture onto bottom of pan.
  • Bake 15 minutes; let cool.
  • Spread applesauce over partially baked crust; sprinkle with nuts.
  • Top with reserved 1 cup oat mixture.
  • Bake 13-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let cool in the pan on a wire rack, then cut into bars/squares.

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  1. So easy to make with ingredients that most cooks would have on hand. I made these for a fundraiser at DH's work place. The dish was picked clean and everyone loved them. Thanks for the recipe.
  2. These bars were awesome! when I mixed the ingredients I was a little worried the end product would be pretty dry, but they weren't at all.I baked mine on 325 for 15 minutes and then back in the oven they went for 20 minutes after adding the nuts,applesauce,and the topping.I will be saving this recipe for sure. Thank you!
  3. These are great! Quick and easy and very good! I used Trader Joe's natural Chucky Applesauce and skipped the nuts. My son loved them. Thank you
  4. These are very, very good bars! I like the fact that they are a bit different and appeal to everybody. I did add the salt, but skipped the nuts. Super, super, super easy to make (one bowl to use) and fool-proof. I grated fresh nutmeg and I think that was a bit overpowering. Next time I will use a tad less of the nutmeg if using freshly grated. I also will use a tad more cinnamon. Oh, and I did add a bit more applesauce, probably 1/4 cup more. Didn't even let the crust layer cool down as instructed. Wanted to hurry up and get them done because they looked and smelled so good! Try these super easy and great tasting bars. I promise they'll be a permanent addition to your collection.
  5. Wow, my husband really loves these! I had been looking for something to make him to take in his lunches instead of buying nutri-grain bars, and he absolutely loves these! Thank you so much for a great recipe.


Hey there!~ My name is Crystal. I am 19,and living in Florida. I really love to cook,& bake all the time for my family.I just get so much enjoyment out of it! There is just something about the great aroma throughout the house when you bake something,creating special memories in the kitchen! A little more about me: I am a strict vegetarian,(almost vegan!,heh)but of course my whole family is not,so I cook just about anything! Other than cooking-I like to read,surf the net and create art. My favorite websites are: & (I'm wiccan) Of course,the Zaar has become my favorite website! I love how friendly the people are and how interactive this place is!
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