Apple Bacon Oat Bars are a sweet and salty bite of dessert bliss! They are proof that bacon really can be devoured for dessert!
Bacon and apples go together like peas and carrots. I told you this yesterday, were you listening? If not, get ready for a whole new level! These bars prove that bacon was made for dessert, apples are helping make it happen! Layers of late summer flavors come together for the best crumbly little bar you’ve ever had.
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Sweet and salty is one of my favorite flavor combinations. I’m talking dipping french fries in your frosty, sea salt on your caramels, and these oh so yummy bars. This dessert is spectacular are individual cobblers too. Cut the contents of your baking dish into quarters, put each quarter in its own bowl, and top with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. You’re welcome.
I hope you’re all loving this 12 Bloggers series as much as I am. If this is your first rodeo, on the 12th of every month a bunch of us bloggers get together and bring you 12 delicious recipes with 12 ingredients of less. Pretty sweet, right?! And next month we’re making wings!!
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- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
- 3/4 cup apple pie filling, pureed until smooth
- 3 strips bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch x 9-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt until well combined. Pour in butter and use a fork to stir the butter into the oat mixture until everything is evenly moistened.
- Set aside 1/2 cup of the oat mixture. Pour the rest of the oat mixture into the prepared dish, and use your hand to press it into an evenly, tightly packed layer. Bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove bars from oven. Pour pie filling over the cooked oat crust. Use a spatula to carefully spread the pie filling into an even layer, covered the crust completely. Sprinkle the bacon evenly over the top of the pie filling. Sprinkle the remaining oat mixture over the bacon in an even layer.
- Bake for 12 to 15 mins or until the crumb topping is cooked through.
- Remove from oven and let cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting into 16 small bars or 9 larger bars. (If you want to eat the bars sooner, they will be on the crumbly side, which makes them perfect for putting into a bowl and topping with vanilla ice cream.)