Saturday, April 19, 2008

Devilish bites of Heaven!

A few weeks ago we had our open house...there was good food...

Here are the Apple Cinnamon Chip Bars...(recipe at the end)...

Cream the butter and sugar together!

Once you add all the rest of the ingredients, spread the mix into the parchment lined pan.

Bake and cool.

Make your cream cheese frosting while the bars cool.

Remove the bars from the pan. With the parchment paper, it's super easy and all you do it lift; with no breakage!

I choose to cut my bars into small bites and then piped the icing on top.

The bars were presented on an old cheap platter.

And lovely close up shot for prosperity sake. Click on it...and lick your computer screen.

Frosted Cinnamon Apple Bars (Adapted from Land O Lakes)
from Culinary in the Country

For the bars:
1 ½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
¾ tsp baking soda
12 TB unsalted butter, softened
¾ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
10 ounces cinnamon chips
1 cup chopped apples

For the frosting:
4 TB salted butter, softened
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted

To make the bars:
Preheat oven to 350.

In a medium bowl, whisk together oats, flour, salt and baking soda.

In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar and sugar until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until well combined. Mix in vanilla. Add flour mixture and mix just until combined. Stir in cinnamon chips and chopped apple.

Scoop the mixture into a 9" x 13" baking pan coated with nonstick spray; or lined with parchment paper - use an off-set spatula to evenly spread the mixture out. Bake until golden and a toothpick placed in the center comes out mostly clean with a few moist crumbs attached, about 25 to 35 minutes. Remove and place on a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the frosting:
In a medium bowl, beat together butter, cream cheese and vanilla until smooth. Add confectioners' sugar and mix until smooth and creamy. Spread over the cooled bars.


Dancer in DC said...

These were really rich and sweet, but the apples make them healthy. Right?

Brave Astronaut said...

You do know that I can be available at a moment's notice to you know, check the quality. Or lick the bowl . . . or the beaters . . . or the spoon . . .

I had some older apples and frozen cranberries and made muffins. I should have done this. They look much more yummy than my muffins.