Apple Walnut Spice Bars
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Serves: 9x13 pan
  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon allspice
  • small pinch ground cloves
  • ½ cup butter (1 stick), melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 apples, cored and diced (a little less than 2 cups)
  • ½ cup roughly chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup sugar and 2 tablespoons cinnamon, for sprinkling over the top
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line 9x13 pan with foil and spray with baking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves. Whisk to combine well and set aside.
  3. In bowl of stand mixer, combine sugars and butter and beat on medium high until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well to combine. Add vanilla extract and beat to combine.
  4. Turn mixer on slow and fold in flour mixture a little at a time until just combined. Fold in the apples and walnuts by hand. Spread mixture evenly into prepared pan (I used my hands because the dough was so thick) and sprinkle top generously with cinnamon sugar.
  5. Place in oven and bake until cooked through, when top slightly bounces back to the touch and the bars are golden brown, about 30-35 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool completely before removing from pan, cutting and serving. Bars will be very soft! Keep in an air-tight container.
Adapted From
Recipe by The Crepes of Wrath at