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Apple Bars {with Coconut and Walnuts}

Apple Bars {with Coconut and Walnuts}

A crunchy cookie layer base is topped with mounds of apples, walnuts and coconut for a sugary sweet Autumn treat! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 48 bars
Calories 260kcal
Author Nicole Crocker


For the Cookie Dough Base:

  • 1 1/2 Cups Unsalted butter softened
  • 1 3/4 Cups Sugar
  • 4 Cups All-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla

For the topping:

  • 4 Cups Brown sugar
  • 4 Large eggs
  • 2 Cups Chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 Cup All-purpose flour
  • 4 Cups Chopped apples
  • 2 Cups Shredded sweetened coconut


  • Preheat oven to 375 Degrees F. Set aside two 9x11 cookie sheets.

For the Cookie Dough Base:

  • In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar together. Add the eggs one at a time mixing well between each addition. Mix in the vanilla. Add dry ingredients and mix for 2-3 minutes. Divide dough in half and spread to cover cookie sheets. (You may need to press down with your fingers to spread more easily). Bake for 8 -10 minutes on middle rack of oven. Prepare topping while base is baking.

For the topping:

  • Mix sugar and eggs well. Add flour and mix to incorporate. Fold in apples, nuts and coconut.
  • Remove base from oven and spread apple mixture over top. Return to oven and bake 10-15 minutes longer. Cool and cut into bars.


Serving: 1Bar | Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1.1mg