This week’s TWD was chosen by Karen of Something Sweet by Karen: applesauce spice bars! These bars scream fall to me with their combination of apples and warm spices. I love summer but I can’t wait for crisp fall days (football games, fall foods, the changing colors of the leaves, apple picking – I love it all!) so this recipe was a terrific reminder of all that is to come in just a few months!
I’ve been baking up a storm around here the past few days and I’ve got piles of dishes on my counter and in my sink to prove it so I was psyched that this recipe is put together almost entirely in one saucepan. There are all kinds of goodies in the bars – applesauce, diced apple, raisins, and pecans. The smell as they baked was intoxicating and made me eager to taste one but first I had to make the luscious brown sugar glaze – can’t skip that, right? I started with a single batch of the glaze but it wasn’t enough to cover the bars entirely so I whipped up a second batch and had the perfect amount. I didn’t wait long at all to snack on one of the bars and I wasn’t disappointed. It was cake-like and moist and so good! The glaze was amazing – very sweet, almost like caramel sitting on top of the bars – something I would definitely include again when I make these bars!
Many thanks to Karen for hosting this week! You can find the recipe here. Be sure to stop by the TWD site to see how everyone else fared with this week’s recipe!