Apple Butter Bars

A wonderful gluten-free homemade dessert bar made with cake mix and apple butter.


16 servings


1 box yellow cake mix (e.g. Betty Crocker® Gluten Free)
1/2 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla
1/2 cup cold butter
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/2 cup gluten-free oats
2 tablespoons butter, melted, cooled
1 cup gluten-free apple butter


Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).

In medium bowl, combine cake mix and vanilla. Cut in 1/2 cup butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through mixture in opposite directions), until mixture is crumbly. Reserve 1 cup mixture for topping. In bottom of ungreased 8-inch square pan, press remaining crumb mixture.

Bake for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, stir walnuts, oats and melted butter into reserved crumb mixture.

Spread apple butter evenly over partially baked crust to within 1 inch of edge. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture, pressing gently into apple butter.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until center is set. Cool in pan on wire cooling rack 1 hour. Sprinkle with additional chopped walnuts, if desired. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 55 minutes
Cool Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Additional Information

Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 230, Total Fat 10 g (Saturated Fat 5 g), Sodium 55 mg; Total Carbohydrate 33 g (Dietary Fiber 1 g), Protein 2 g; Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 2

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