Apple Walnut Bars Recipe
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Apple Walnut Bars Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 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

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 171 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 114mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. 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.
  2. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Apple Walnut Squares in Quick Cooking May/June 2001, p31

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JulieS211 User ID: 5434916 235782
Reviewed 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 User ID: 7068860 79461
Reviewed 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."

mbvanzante User ID: 1073479 79460
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2012

"Very moist and sweet. Delicious."

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