Laura Romaniello

Arts Director

These Apple Streusel Bars are soft, moist, full of apples and topped with cinnamon streusel! They’re so good you’ll have a tough time not eating the whole pan! I am a big fan of these bars. The base of the bars is a little more cake-like than brownie-like in that they are less dense. But they’re also not as fluffy as a cake. They are kind of right in the middle. Plus, they have plenty of apples and moisture! They’ll sure be a hit in your family.


For the Base and Topping:

1 pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix

½ cup cold butter, cut into pieces

For the filling:

can (21 oz) more fruit apple pie filling (about 2 1/3 cups)

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


Heat oven to 375°F. Spray bottom and sides of 9-inch square pan with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, place cookie mix. Cut in butter, using pastry blender or fork, until mixture is crumbly (do not overmix).

Reserve 1 1/2 cups cookie mixture for topping; set aside. Press remaining mixture in bottom of pan. Bake 10 minutes.

In a small bowl, mix pie filling and cinnamon until well blended. Spread on top of partially baked crust. Sprinkle with reserved 1 1/2 cups cookie mixture.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until light golden brown.

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