Frosted Apple Cinnamon Bars
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Frosted Apple Cinnamon Bars

Rich and chunky, these apple bars are truly a homespun favorite.

The Story Behind the Recipe
48
bars
30 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 30 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Bar

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 cups uncooked old-fashioned oats

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 (10-ounce) package cinnamon-flavored baking chips  

1 medium (1 cup) apple, chopped

Frosting

3 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

3 ounces cream cheese, softened

1 tablespoon milk

1 tablespoon vanilla

Ground cinnamon, if desired

 

 *Substitute 1 (10- to 12-ounce) package white baking chips and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine flour, salt and baking soda in bowl; stir in oats.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine butter, brown sugar and sugar in another bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until well mixed. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in cinnamon chips and apple.

  4. STEP 4

    Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake 33-38 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    Combine all frosting ingredients in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Spread over cooled bars. Sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired.

Tip #1

- Cut bars with a wet knife to get a clean edge.

Nutrition

150Calories
7Fat (mg)
20Cholesterol (mg)
115Sodium (mg)
21Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)

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  January 09, 2016

No frosting needed..... I also subbed butterscotch chips and added cinnamon and a bit of nutmeg.... And walnuts..... I know, i know but it was delicilus!!!!!

— says Susan
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  October 03, 2011

Fantastic Fall recipe! This goodie is moist and has that wonderful spice apple flavor. The cream cheese frosting pairs perfectly! Loved this bar!

— says Jessica W.
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