Hostesses tend to like recipes that can serve more than one purpose whether it be for entertainment purposes or simply for family purposes. This recipe for Apple Crumb Bars will certainly fit the bill for both.
While watching the games during March Madness, Apple Crumb Bars can be used as finger foods which will satisfy those with a sweet tooth. Any that are left over can be used as breakfast bars, just in case the games run so late at night no one feels up to fixing breakfast the next morniing.
Dazzle your guests by stating you are safeguarding their hearts with this snack. For any who might have doubts, share that the polyphenols in apples lower blood levels of oxidized LDL cholesterol - a main cause of heart-harming tissue damage.
2 apples 1 box butter cake mix 1 stick (8 Tablespoons) butter (melted) 2 cups quick-cooking oats 1 teaspoon lemon zest
Heat oven to 350*F. Peel apples, if desired; finely grate. Using electric mixer on low speed, beat cake mix, melted butter, quick-cooking oats and lemon zest for 30 seconds or until moist crumbs form. Press 2/3 crumb mixture into bottom of greased 9" x 13" baking pan. Sprinkle evenly with grated apples. Top with remaining crumb mixture. Bake 30 minutes or until done. Lightly dust with powdered sugar, if desired.