Snickerdoodle Apple Pie Bars are easy to make, and will impress your friends! These are the perfect festive fall treat that will leave everyone raving!
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I love apple season! As soon as there is the first bit of chill in the air, I get all excited about cinnamon apple everything! One of the most loved recipes on Back for Seconds is this one. It’s also a family favorite, and I couldn’t wait to give it a fall spin!
Everyone loves apple pie, including me, but bars are so much faster and easier to make. I just wrote a book filled with 50 brownie, blondie, and bar recipes (which you can order here), and I am still coming up with more and more bar recipes – I’m addicted!
Soft and chewy snickerdoodle bars, filled with a layer of warm cinnamon apples, and topped with a drizzle of sweet glaze…Mmmmmm. Serve them warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and this is pure fall dessert perfection!
I’ve made this several times and they are quite good.
I’m planning on making them with pineapple today. Should be good, right?
My husband made these apple pie bars and they were delicious. Thanks for the great recipe. It is a keeper.
Carol Sowerby says
Hi, can I make these but substitute strawberries for the apples ?
Stephanie Brubaker says
Ohhh, I haven’t tried it with strawberries, but I bet that would be delicious!! Let me know how it turns out 🙂
Carol Sowerby says
I used strawberries instead of apples, they were absolutely yummy. Thanks for the recipe xx
These look great! Can you make these in advance? If so, how would you recommend warming them back up? In the oven or microwave?
I made these for a Halloween party and guests loved them! I did do a few test batches prior to make sure they turned out well.
The batter had just the right amount of sweetness; although it didn’t have the specific snickerdoodle flavor, the bars were very yummy!
And while it was hard to spread the batter, I just used damp hands to flatten pieces of dough out, then carefully laid them in the pan/on top of apples.
I also made a half batch with coconut oil for a guest with a dairy allergy. I did have to add a tiny bit of liquid to the mix. My friend really enjoyed them!
I will stick with firm, tart apples; otherwise the middle layer becomes a sweet mushy mess, like applesauce.
Thanks for posting a great recipe!
I just made these bars for a Thanksgiving dessert. They’re absolutely delicious! I did have to use more water than indicated for the icing drizzle though…2 teaspoons only caused the powdered sugar to glob up. I also found it tricky to work with the dough/batter as it’s so thick…just had to have some patience and all worked out.
I made these Snickerdoodle Apple Pie Bars for a potluck at work. The only change I made was adding some cream of tartar to the batter. All snickerdoodle recipes I have ever made has this ingredient in it. It was a huge hit. I heard comments like, it’s sinful, better than an orgasm, awesome and winner food of the potluck. This recipe is a keeper!
Tosha mansfield says
Can I use red Delicious apples instead of grannysmith?
Stephanie Brubaker says
I wouldn’t recommend Red Delicious for baking as they will get mushy. A more crisp apple will work better!
These are very tasty. I will definitely be making them again.
I found the directions a bit tough to follow. It was hard spreading the bottom layer of the dough and there was no chance of spreading the dough on top of the Apple Mixture. I just grabbed bits of dough and squished them flat with my fingers and place them on top. It looked a little weird out of the oven but covering with stripes of icing made it look great.
I wonder if I mis-made the dough (it was very tasty). Did others have trouble spreading the dough?
Stephanie Brubaker says
I’m so glad you liked them! Yeah, the top layer is sticky so it’s tricky to spread. What you did is totally fine! I just drop little spoonfuls all over the top and gently spread. Whatever works! 😉 Thanks for the comment!
I had trouble spreading the bottom layer with a utensil so I used my fingers to spread it out. It was like smashing it down then moving forward to make the batter cover the bottom of the pan. The top layer was challenging to me. I ended up taking small amounts of the batter and placing it on top of the apples. The apples were warm from cooking so as soon as the batter melted it was easier to spread out. I definitely needed more batter on the top than I did on the bottom so I will keep that in mind the next time I make them.
Erin M. says
I made these yesterday and they are absolutely incredible!! Thank you for the great recipe!!
GiGi Eats says
Yeah, I would risk my life for these!! Holy Moly – perfection!
Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos says
Snickerdoodles and apples is an inspired and delicious idea! This is perfect for fall!
Renee - Kudos Kitchen says
What a fantastic recipe for fall. The perfect combination of apple pie, cake and snickerdoodles. Print!
Ginny McMeans says
Wow! These bars look fantastic, What a great job and I will be looking for your cookbook.
Erin @ Texanerin Baking says
These look incredible! I’m all for bars over pie. So less fussy! And that glaze?! Yum.
eat good 4 life says
I just made something similar but yours look delish. Loving the drizzle over them! Perfect for the season.
Lovely apple cake!
Sheena @ Tea and Biscuits says
I don’t believe I’ve ever made snickerdoodles, I’ll need to try a gluten free version of this I think!
Lora @cakeduchess says
I just love, love apple desserts! How nice to see apple pie and sincekerdoodle together in a lovely bar!
Kim Beaulieu says
These look so good, I just want to run into my kitchen and whip some up immediately. You make amazing bars girl.
Matthew From Nomageddon says
I just called the cops on you. Because a recipe this good has to be illegal!
Trish - Mom On Timeout says
These bars are just PERFECT Stephanie! And I have to say, every time I see a picture of your book I get goosebumps – it looks so awesome!
Martha @ A Family Feast says
What a winning combination! Two of my all time favorites – snickerdoodles and apple pie!
Amanda @ The Kitcheneer says
These sound so yummy! Absolutely perfect for Fall!
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says
I would have a really hard time stopping myself from eating more than one! These bars look incredible!
My kids love all kinds of bars! These look scrumptious!
heather @french press says
I just made snickerdoodle bars, and was thinking how good they’d be with apples – they look amazing!!
Cookin Canuck says
Snickerdoodles with apple pie?! Those sound like magic words to me. What a great dessert!
Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig says
Oh my goodness you’ve hit my weakness button with Snickerdoodle anything!
Joanie @ Zagleft says
These bars sound like the perfect fall dessert – they look so moist and flavorful and perfect with a cup of tea!