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Apple Streusel Bars

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Makes

2 dozen

I made these delicious bars for a friend's birthday once and now he requests them every year! They have a tasty tartness with a cinnamony kick. Be sure to chop the apples into small cubes —if the apple pieces are too big the bars will fall apart. —Danielle Millwer, Tonawanda, New York
Apple Streusel Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Mix flour, cracker crumbs, oats, 1/2 cup brown sugar and sugar. Stir in butter. Reserve 1 cup crumb mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture onto bottom of a greased 13x9-in. pan. Bake until set, 8-10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. Mix apples, spices and remaining brown sugar. Spread over crust; sprinkle with reserved topping. Bake until apples are tender, 30-35 minutes. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  3. Mix confectioners' sugar and milk; drizzle over top. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

1 bar: 149 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 63mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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