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.