I was trying to keep the grocery list a little shorter this week, so I went looking for breakfast/snack/dessert bar recipes that contain few ingredients, and ones that I already have in the kitchen. I also wanted something fruity versus chocolatey. These bars looked perfect, as they only contain 5 ingredients. The recipe only makes a small batch, but you could easily double it if looking to take it to a gathering (or to freeze for later).
I couldn’t resist sticking my finger in the bowl for a sample of the “batter” after the bars were in the oven and before I washed the bowl. I was immediately glad that I had put the pan in the oven, because I probably would’ve just taken a spoon to the bowl and just started eating the batter raw. The next time I make these I might just spread the batter in the pan, put it in the freezer to solidify, and cut it and eat it as a no-bake bar. The apple flavor is much stronger when it is not baked. The bars are still good baked, I just always like to experiment a bit after making something for the first time. You could always make a batch each way and see which is your favorite.