Can you believe that we’ve made it to the halfway point of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats? I know I sure can’t! But I’m glad to have been stocking up on some holiday treats and filling my freezer! This week’s treat is not going into the freezer though. I’ve taken a little diversion and am making more of a fall treat this week. Our school is having a luncheon for the teachers and I offered to make a dessert. This one seemed a little bit healthier at first glance but realized that it’s got a fair amount of sugar and butter in it. Oh well, the bars are small at least!
And the bonus is I got to use up some of the dried apples I bought at Trader Joe’s a month or so ago and the extra cream cheese I had in my refrigerator (which I don’t even remember why I bought in the first place!) which goes along nicely with my Pantry Challenge!
I love the apple, cinnamon and ginger flavors in these bars. They smelled delicious even before they were baked! And I do love a good bar cookie—so easy and quick. These have just the right sweetness to apple flavor and are perfect for any fall holiday table. I hope you’ll give them a try!
Adapted from Better Homes & Gardens Christmas Cookies special issue
NOTE: I didn’t take any extra pictures of the process this week. I was in a rush and just didn’t have the time–I needed to just get them done! But I know y’all are smart enough to figure out how to put them together.
Be sure to check out all the other bloggers who are participating this week in the 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats blog hop… you’ll have no excuse of “I don’t know what to make!” And if you’re a blogger and want to join in on the fun, check out this post for the form to fill out to start baking along with us!