Bar #55: Apple Oatmeal

Well, I ate one of these babies for dessert and then another one for breakfast.  I also shared them with my friends and Megan said it tasted like fall in a bar.  I like that.  Fall in a bar.
Whether you need a sweet treat for after dinner or a little something with your coffee in the morning…you’re going to love these little bars.
Apple butter is found on the jam aisle.

Shopping List
1 box spice cake mix
3/4 cup butter, melted
2 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats, uncooked
1 (12 oz) jar apple butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1-2 splashes milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease (I used Pam) a 9×13 baking dish.  Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, butter and oats and combine with a spoon until crumbly.  
Spread half of oats mixture across the bottom of your prepared baking dish, patting it down to form a “crust” layer.  Spread your apple butter over the crust mixture with a spoon (don’t worry if it doesn’t completely cover the crust, it will melt when baking and spread out).  Crumble the remaining half of your oats mixture over the top of the jam and lightly press it down. 
Bake  about 20 minutes.  
While baking, combine your powdered sugar with your vegetable oil and milk in a small bowl to create a glaze.  Add more powdered sugar if your glaze is too thin and more milk if it’s too thick.
When your bars are finished baking, drizzle the glaze on top of the warm bars and finish cooling on the counter at least 20 minutes before slicing.
Just yummy goodness.  Fall in a bar :).
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  • Haley @ Cupcakes and Sunshine September 7, 2014 at 11:44 am

    these sounds perfect! SO exciting for fall baking season! and then Christmas baking season right after!

  • Paula September 7, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Did you use all that glaze? I was thinking only a cups worth if just a drizzle?

  • Mix and Match Mama September 7, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    I used all of the glaze :).

  • Jaren September 7, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    I love the idea of apple butter!! Yes, Fall in a bar is right!

  • Paula September 7, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Ok…just seemed like a lot. I am going to bake these for my daughter's 7th birthday this Wednesday! Breakfast treat! 🙂

  • Sandra Litcher September 8, 2014 at 12:05 am

    These sound delicious!!

  • Ashley @ The Hagaboaters September 8, 2014 at 11:57 am

    I didn't have any apple butter, and Target (not where I grocery shop usually, but where I went yesterday) didn't have any. I substituted 12 ounces of pumpkin.

    All were gone within 15 minutes of our destination. Delicious. Thanks!

  • Regan Reeder September 12, 2014 at 1:19 am

    Do you refrigerate these (since there is milk in the glaze)?

  • Mix and Match Mama September 12, 2014 at 10:29 am

    I would refrigerate them if you weren't eating them. Enjoy!

  • Jill Sullivan September 16, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    My five-year old daughter and I literally just made these and omg – they are amazing! Thanks for such a quick and easy recipe. I don't think these will last long around our house, we're already talking about topping them with vanilla ice cream for dessert 🙂 Thank again!