The Fake Housewife's Apple Bars

First Recipe – Apple Bars!

I’ll try to post mostly healthy recipes if I write about food, but I have to share one of my favorite desserts: apple bars. (At least apples are healthy.)

This recipe is a big hit among my roommates. I have been known to make these a 1 a.m. on a Saturday night, and sometimes they are gone within 24 hours. Even when I only had one egg on hand instead of two, people still ate all of them.


  • ½ cup margarine
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup cooking apple, chopped
  • Cinnamon sugar for topping (mix some cinnamon, sugar and brown sugar)


  • Melt margarine; remove from heat. Beat in sugars, eggs and vanilla with wooden spoon until smooth.
  • Stir in flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, chopped apple. Stir until thoroughly combined. Spread into greased 9×13 inch pan. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar.
  • Bake at 350 degrees 30 minutes. Cut when completely cool.

This recipe came from a newspaper that my mom had found. These are probably my favorite dessert (and breakfast!).

Tip: if you have leftover cinnamon sugar for the topping, save it to make homemade elephant ears! All you have to do is fry some tortillas in a pan of vegetable oil and roll it in the cinnamon sugar. Another favorite among my roommates!

I apologize for the poor photo quality; the only picture I had of apple bars was from when I sent a snapchat of them to my mom…




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