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Apple Walnut Bars

If you need a homespun snack or bake sale treat that can be assembled in a hurry, try these moist nutty bars. The squares are sweet, flavorful and loaded with chopped apple and nuts. Best of all, they won't break the bank because they cost only 15¢ per bar. —Jennifer Dzubinski San Antonio, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 medium tart apple, peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon; gradually add to the creamed mixture, just until combined. Stir in apple and walnuts.
  • Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 171 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 114mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • dcscake_OH
    Jan 31, 2021

    I made these because they were quick. They were very moist. The only thing I changed was the nuts, I used Pecans instead. Yummy

  • Jellybug
    Jun 11, 2018

    I was having several of my grandson's over and wanted a quick and delicious snack they would like. The bars are moist and not too sweet. I served them along with vanilla ice cream. This recipe is a keeper.

  • JulieS211
    Oct 28, 2015

    I was looking for an quick and easy dessert that said "autumn" to me. This recipe fit the bill very nicely! I did think that 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon wouldn't be enough, so I bumped that up to 1 tsp and added some allspice and a little nutmeg, as well. With the additional spices, the result was delicious and worthy of 5 stars. My husband loved it, which isn't an easy accomplishment.

  • mizzbphd
    Nov 3, 2013

    A nice recipe. Bars have a great crunch on the outside, but are very moist inside. Could use some additional seasoning such as cloves, allspice, or more cinnamon, but otherwise very good.

  • maritab
    Apr 28, 2013

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  • mbvanzante
    Apr 19, 2012

    Very moist and sweet. Delicious.

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    Sep 30, 2011

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    Feb 10, 2007

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    Sep 20, 2006

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