Bar #54 Apple Magic

I’m not quite sure why they’re called “magic bars” but you know what I’m talking about, right?  Those bars that pretty much have everything but the kitchen sink in them…and they’re perfection.  
The kids and I decided to make a magic bar that had grated apple right down in the batter…and then we complimented the apple with butterscotch chips…and then we ate them…because they were so good!
September is all about the apple.  Whether you eat them raw, in a savory dish, in a muffin or a cake…you should eat them.  Celebrate September with an apple…with an Apple Magic Bar.
**I used two Granny Smith apples, but any apple will work.  Peel the apple first and then use your cheese grater to grate the apple.  You can substitute applesauce if you prefer.**

Shopping List
1 box yellow cake mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 cup grated apple (about two apples)
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup pecan pieces
1/2 cup toffee pieces (found on the chocolate chip aisle)
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease (I used Pam) a 9×13 baking dish.  Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, beat the cake mix, oil and eggs with an electric mixer.  Slowly beat in the apple and cinnamon until just combined.  Spread batter in the bottom of your prepared pan.
Drizzle the can of condensed milk down over the top of the batter.  Next, sprinkle the pecans, toffee and butterscotch chips down over the top (you can add a little more of each if you think it needs more).
Bake 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out mostly clean.
Remove from oven and let cool a minute before slicing and serving.
A little apple, a little cinnamon, a little crunch on top…and a whole lot of fall yumminess.
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  • April Parrish August 31, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Sounds perfect to begin fall with these! Looks yummy!

  • Twice Five Miles August 31, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    These look SO good…!

    I have a question. I want to make so many of your recipes, but I am on a quest to eliminate as much packaged/processed food as possible in our home. (This is in no way a judgement or anything; just my own personal resolution for my own personal reasons. It does make things more time-consuming though!)

    That said, your recipes are absolutely making my mouth water! Have you tried – or can you recommend – any home-assembled substitution for yellow cake mix? I would love to be able to make these too!!

  • Mix and Match Mama August 31, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    You know, there are a lot of great yellow cake mix recipes out there…you can just use one you love the most and adjust the recipes as needed. Enjoy!

  • Twice Five Miles August 31, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Thank you! I'm off to collect ingredients. My kids will be happy to get their hands on these…

  • Lynn M September 1, 2014 at 1:08 am

    Oh my goodness! That looks AMAZING. I have to make this now!

    Have a great weekend šŸ™‚


  • katie elizabeth September 7, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Oh my goodness these look amazing! I think I will make today in celebration of cooler weather in Texas šŸ™‚
    Quick question- have you ever tried a gluten free box mix? Just curious if it would work the same…

    Happy Fall šŸ™‚

  • Mix and Match Mama September 7, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    I've never used a gluten free cake mix…let me know how it turns out if you use one!

  • katie elizabeth September 8, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Hey Shay! Okay so I did decide to use a gluten free cake mix, but since gluten free mix is super dry, I added a couple table spoons of butter to cream it up a bit. It ended up taking an extra 5 minutes to bake but the overall recipe was SO easy – and OH MY GOSH it came out GREAT! Definitely a Fall staple!

    I can't wait to try your other recipes using gluten free mixes šŸ™‚

  • Katie Compton September 13, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    Hi Shay! I'd like to try these with applesauce. Should I just use a full cup of unsweetened applesauce?