Apple Butter Bars

Mmmmmm!  Apple Butter Bars!  What sounds more “fall” than that?!  Bonus, they’re easy to make!  Extra bonus, I think they could be eaten as dessert OR breakfast.

Happy apple season!


Apple Butter Bars

  • Author: Mix and Match Mama
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 bars 1x


Whether you make homemade apple butter or use one from the jam aisle at your local grocery store, it will be a hit in this easy little bar recipe perfect for fall!



  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1½ cups old fashioned oats (I used regular, not quick cooking)
  • a pinch of salt (I used Kosher salt)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • about 8 ounces of apple butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease (I used Pam) an 8×8 baking dish.  Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, stir together your flour, oats, salt, sugar and cinnamon. Next, stir in your melted butter.
  4. Press half of this oatmeal mixture across your prepared baking dish.  After that, spread your apple butter over the mixture and then finish by crumbling (I used my hands) the remaining half of the oatmeal mixture on top.
  5. Pop your bars in the oven and bake about 35 minutes.
  6. When the bars are done baking, remove from oven and allow to cool at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving.


Thanks to the melted butter, the mixture here is very wet, so don’t be alarmed.  This is going to make the bars very buttery and moist when they’re done baking.  I patted half of my mixture down with a spatula and then just crumbled the remaining half over with my fingers.  They’re so delicious!

Don’t forget, I have two easy ways to make homemade apple butter

…either in the instant pot or the slow cooker!

Enjoy! xo

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog September 10, 2019 at 4:49 am

    Just perfect for fall! These sound really good, great recipe! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Amy September 10, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Oh wow! Throw some vanilla bean ice cream on top, and that would be heaven!!!

  • Jill September 10, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    I am a homeschooling mom. Today I had my 15 year old son make these as part of his life skills class. They are SO yummy! Thanks for the wonderful recipes you provide.

  • Kyra September 11, 2019 at 7:58 am

    These look amazing! Even though I’m all for a sugary treats, wondering if they would still work out if I cut down to half a cup of sugar 🤔? Have you tried it with less? Thanks!!!

  • Julie September 11, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    These look delicious. Is it 1½ CUPS old fashioned oats? (It just says 1½ old fashioned oats) Thanks!

    • Mix and Match Mama September 11, 2019 at 2:13 pm

      I’m such a mess! I’ll correct that now. YES!

  • Laci September 17, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    These look so yummy!

  • Colleen September 20, 2019 at 7:54 am

    I made these with my grand babies yesterday and they were delicious. We will be making a double batch next time. Thank you for such a yummy recipe!

    • Mix and Match Mama September 20, 2019 at 11:28 am

      Yay!! I’m so honored you made them, Colleen!!