Chunky Apple Snickerdoodle Bars

Chunky Apple Snickerdoodles...a soft, buttery bar loaded with apples and cinnamon sugar!

These Chunky Apple Snickerdoodle Bars are so soft and sweet…perfect for breakfast or dessert!

So Halloween is just over a week away…

I am not a dresser-upper…I wish I could get into it, but I just can’t. And long gone are the days that my kids are cute and snuggly in their costumes. It’s all about being terrifying or “cool”.


In fact my 9 year old is going to be a gangster. He chose this costume because he has recently adapted a 1920’s-ish Transatlantic accent that he wanted a costume to match.

Developing accents and then matching costumes is the obvious way to go about Halloween, yes?

Anyhow, he walks around saying through clenched teeth, “I’m going to the bathroom, see?”

and “I’ve got a lot of homework, seeee?”

AND “I’d like to play Minecraft, seeeeee?”

Because apparently ending all phrases with “see?” is 1920’s Gangster-speak.


And really any excuse to call someone a dirty scoundrel is the obvious way to go.


So with Halloween fast approaching, means the demise of apple let’s hit it one last time before it’s over with these Chunky Apple Snickerdoodle Bars. See? (Ganster talk is addicting)

Chunky Apple Snickerdoodles...a soft, buttery bar loaded with apples and cinnamon sugar! Such a fun twist on the average Snickerdoodle!

I made possibly the easiest bars ever for you here. And they are full of apple chunks and cinnamon sugar. You guys are going to love these.

They’re so easy, in fact, that I thought it unnecessary to bore you with loads of pouring and mixing shots. All you need for these is a bowl and a wooden spoon. Oh, and a knife to dice your apples. Oh yeah, and a pan to bake them in.

But they’re simple, I swear.

Just mix all your ingredients in a bowl and then spread it into a foil lined baking dish.

Then sprinkle it with cinnamon sugar.


Let them bake up and cool completely if you can stand it. They are super soft bars and if you try and cut them before they are cooled they will surely break apart.

Patience, my friends.

But when you’re ready you’re taste buds will thank you.

Delicious Chunky Apple Snickerdoodles...a soft, buttery bar loaded with apples and cinnamon sugar!

I made this recipe in an 8×8, but absolutely double it (or even triple it) and bake it in a 9×13. If you make a larger batch just adjust the bake time.


Oh, and I wanted to say, I’ve noticed a lot of you guys tagging me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter with pictures of recipes of mine you have made. I LOVE IT!

Tagging me is great, but also use the hashtag #cookiesandcups so everyone can search your picture..especially on Instagram. It’ll be like a baking party!!


ANNND I want to encourage you guys to sign up for my weekly newsletter if you don’t already. For the holidays I will be amping up the recipes and giving you guys all sorts of baking tips and baking lists on that. It’s a great way to get a weeks worth of me all in one simple email 🙂


Have a great day!



Chunky Apple Snickerdoodle Bars

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makes 12 sqaures


  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup diced apples
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line an 8×8 pan with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl combine melted butter and brown sugar with a wooden spoon. Once mixed, stir in egg and vanilla until smooth. Stir in salt, baking powder and flour until dough forms (it will be thick).
  4. Stir in apples and spread into pan.
  5. Combine granulated sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on top of batter.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the edges are just golden and the center is almost set.
  7. Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.


store airtight for up to 3 days.


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sue/the view from great island

Mmmmm, these were love at first sight — pinned!


This is great way to use up the rest of my apples. The recipe looks delicious. Can’t wait to whip up a batch.

Librarian Lavender

This looks so delicious, yum! I love the see 🙂


But I don’t have any patience!! I want these now. So gorgeous and perfect for fall! xo

amanda @ fake ginger

Oh my gosh, that is hilarious! My boys are officially all past the age of cute costumes too. I’ve got 2 Transformers and a Hulk this year.

These bars look delicious! I love the cinnamon sugar topping!


I love everything about these bars!


These sound absolutely delicious and the perfect finisher to an autumnal meal =)

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

These are totally calling to me. So gorgeous!


These bars look very yummy! I love baking with apples.


I’m going to stuff these dirty scoundrels in my face, see?

Not as cute when a grown woman does it? Darn.

Jenny Flake

Yes! Love these flavors. Want!!


Thanks Shelly for the nice recipe.

Jamie | My Baking Addiction

I seriously want these for breakfast – my oatmeal looks totally lame-o now.

Cookbook Queen

Fourteen dozen, please! Love this flavor combo — two of my favorite things!

Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

Apples in snicker doodle bars? Sign me up! Those look amazing!

Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

Well, forget wanting that salad I just made for lunch…I can only think about these yummy apple bars. Love how easy these are to make!!! Yum!

Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts

ommmmmg, yum!

Michelle @ My California Kitchen

Yum, these look so good. I haven’t baked nearly enough with apples yet this fall.


I so want to eat one of these right now!


Can’t wait to make these! I’m already planning 3 pans to share. HAHA FYI, you have a typo in the # of squares (squares is misspelled). Thanks for a great recipe!!!

A Young Wife

I just got a bunch of apples in my produce box and this is what I am going to make with them! These look so good. I also agree the 1920 gangster speak is catchy, I started to read the blog in a 1920’s gangster sounding voice in my head. I might have to use the speak while baking these! 🙂


what kind of apples did you use?


I made these and the bars are delicious(!), but I had to keep the pan in the oven for at least 45 minutes. The edges were just barley done by 25 minutes, and not sure why. My oven can’t be that far off, right?!


I made these and they were soooooo good! I’m going to make them for my husband’s work Christmas party and was wondering what the baking time would be if I did them in a 9X13?


Do you measure the butter before or after melting… thank you

Sara Burnette

Made these tonight…delicious! This is my favorite kind of dessert! And quick and easy too. Thank you!