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 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 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 79460
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2012

"Very moist and sweet. Delicious."

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