Apple Cinnamon Bars


I have to share this great recipe from my Betty Crocker Cookbook I received from

my sister as a shower gift many years ago. They taste the best with homemade apple butter!

apple cinnamon barsBars

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
 1/2 cup granulated sugar
 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup apple butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
 1 3/4 cups  all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup finely chopped peeled apple (1 medium)
1 cup cinnamon-flavored baking chips (from 10-oz bag)

Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons milk
Directions:
  • Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13×9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  •  In large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add apple butter, eggs and vanilla; beat until well blended.
  •  On low speed, beat in flour, baking soda and salt until well blended. Stir in apple and cinnamon chips. Spread batter in pan.
  •  Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until edges begin to pull away from sides of pan and top is evenly browned. Cool in pan on cooling rack at least 1 hour.
  •  In small bowl, mix glaze ingredients until thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle glaze over bars. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows.
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