gooey apple snickerdoodle bars

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taking a break from all things pumpkin to bring you a new fall favorite

the gooey apple snickerdoodle bar

gooey apple snickerdoodle bars

don’t worry though, pumpkin pallooza is sure to return next week, and here’s hoping our weather finally gets in on the fall action, NO more 90’s please

I could not have been more surprised when my family literally inhaled these snickerdoodle bars. Not that they weren’t delicious, they were quite addicting. But, my family is ALL about the chocolate.

Usually, if it is not chocolate, they’re really not interested.

gooey apple snickerdoodle bars

Remember the pumpkin + chocolate granola, they are the reason for the chocolate in the granola.

The fact that the snickerdoodle bars flew off the counter, meant that the recipe was a keeper for sure. The kids have been begging me to make more for weeks, and even though I don’t like to repeat a recipe so soon, I was all ready to make another batch.

gooey apple snickerdoodle bars

That’s when I found my last lonely jar of apple butter in the back of the fridge, and hello… apples and gooey cinnamony snickerdoodle bars just belong together.

gooey apple snickerdoodle bars

gooey apple snickerdoodle bars


  • for the bars -
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • for the cinnamon filling -
  • 3 Tbsp cinnamon mixed with 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup of apple butter
  • for the glaze -
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • heat oven to 350 degrees
  • spray a 9 x 9 baking pan with cooking spray, line with foil, and then spray the foil with cooking spray
  • whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt - set aside
  • cream together the butter and sugars
  • add the eggs, one at a time, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl, and then add the vanilla
  • slowly mix in the flour, and blend only until everything is combined
  • spread half of the batter into the prepared pan
  • spread on the apple butter, and sprinkle on half of the cinnamon and sugar filling
  • top with the remaining batter, and finish with the remaining cinnamon and sugar
  • bake 35 - 40 minutes
  • while the bars bake, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla for the glaze
  • cool bars 5 minutes, and then top with glaze
  • allow to set and cool completely before cutting


the bars are extremely gooey, if you prefer a more "done" center, allow the bars to bake 40 - 45 minutes

I get a fruity dessert I love, and the kids get the gooey snickerdoodle bars they love

that’s a dessert win in my book

gooey apple snickerdoodle bars


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pumpkin brown butter cookie bars – wine and glue

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