Apples, cinnamon and brown sugar…these are flavors that make me instantly think of fall, but, really, I enjoy them anytime of year. Karen of Something Sweet by Karen must, too, because she’s picked Dorie’s Applesauce Spice Bars for this week’s TWD.
These bars weren’t exactly what I expected, but I mean that in a good way. I was thinking they’d bake up into something chewy and kind of dense, but they were actually like a snack cake..super moist and with a cake-style crumb. A toffee-like glaze sweetly seals the deal. I couldn’t just stop at the itty-bitty bar-sized potions Dorie suggested, so we ate bigger squares. We enjoyed them so much that next time I’ll make more than just a third of a recipe (which baked up nicely in a loaf pan).
glad you liked them. i agree, they were kind of like a snack cake and actually way more “fall” than i anticipated. i still have your apple snack cake on my list to make, by the way. i was ready at one point and we ate all the dried apples before i had a chance to make them!! that crispy sugary topping still calls my name!!!
You know your glaze sold me on making these. After a school supply trip to the store I think I’ll whip up a recipe of these. Sounds like something my Mom and Dad would enjoy sharing as well. Might be just the right pick me up for them Thanks Steph. They really looks delicious and comforting.