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11 Apple Cookies and Bars We’re Making This Fall

Step aside, apple pie! These apple cookies and bars are on the top of our list this season.

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Apple Caramel Cheesecake Bars

The streusel topping that comes with this recipe for apple cream cheese bars is absolutely irresistible. If you can’t resist a “taste test” before you serve them, just arrange each apple bar on a platter and no one will know a piece is missing from the pan! —Katherine White, Henderson, Nevada

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Caramel-Apple Shortbread CookiesTaste of Home

Caramel-Apple Shortbread Cookies

There is nothing like seeing my friends almost melt to the floor when they bite into something I made. These cookies never fail to elicit oohs and aahs. —Amber Taylor, Lenoir City, Tennessee

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Red Apple Butter Bars

Fall means apple-picking time, and we love using the fresh fruit to bake up these bars. The streusel on top makes them even better. —Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania

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Apple Peanut Butter Cookies

These apple peanut butter cookies are great for fall. They’re crisp on the outside and soft inside. —Marjorie Benson, New Castle, Pennsylvania

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Apple-Peanut Blondies

My family and I love apples any time of the year, but right now they are crisp, juicy and absolutely perfect! I found a blondie recipe similar to this and did a little bit of tweaking to make it our own. —Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland

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Apple Doodles

This apple doodle recipe originally started as an apple cake. But I worked it into a recipe for cookies and have been making them this way ever since. It's a nice way to feature fall's delicious produce. —Cecilia Lorraine Ruiz, Sunnyvale, California

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Caramel Apple Bars

These bars make an excellent fall dessert. We like to warm individual servings in the microwave and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It quickly became a family favorite; maybe it'll become one of your family's, too. —Carol Stuber, Osawatomie, Kansas

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Fruity Cereal BarsTaste of Home

Fruity Cereal Bars

With dried apples and cranberries, these crispy cereal bars are perfect for snacks or brown-bag lunches. —Giovanna Kranenberg, Cambridge, Minnesota

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Oatmeal Caramel Apple CookiesTaste of Home

Oatmeal Caramel Apple Cookies

This recipe for caramel apple cookies is a fun twist on traditional oatmeal raisin. These treats are hard to resist! —Rachel Lewis, Danville, Virginia

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Apple Kuchen BarsTaste of Home

Apple Kuchen Bars

This recipe is about family, comfort and simplicity. My mom made this delicious sweet treat many a fall night and served it warm with some of her famous homemade ice cream. I like to make a double batch and pass on the love! —Elizabeth Monfort, Celina, Ohio

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Apple Streusel BarsTaste of Home

Apple Streusel Bars

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

Christina Herbst
Christina is an Assistant Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in content creation and SEO optimization. She enjoys trying out local foodie restaurants and coffeehouses and adding copious amounts of garlic and cheese to any recipe she can get her hands on.