These Peanut Butter Apple Crisp Bars are made up of a layer of maple apples sandwiched between two layers of rich, peanut butter oat streusel and topped with a sweet maple drizzle! An easy recipe that’s sure to become a family favorite!
We picked up our first bag of fresh fall apples last week. And then had to go back a couple days later for more, because we had eaten through the first batch so quickly! There’s nothing like the flavor of fall apples. I like apples any time of year, but the flavor is so much better in the fall.
So, as soon as they’re ready, I snatch up my favorite varieties for eating and baking. These peanut butter apple crisp bars with maple drizzle were the first dessert out of the oven.
As soon as my husband took a bite, he proclaimed, “I could go all fall without tasting pumpkin, but I couldn’t go without fall apple desserts!” While, I couldn’t agree with him on not tasting pumpkin all fall, I do have to agree with him that I couldn’t go without apple desserts!
These peanut butter apple crisp bars are based off of our favorite easy peanut butter apple crisp. We are always making a version of that crisp, so I decided to switch things up and turn it into bars. Because apple crisp is even better when you have two layers of rich, buttery oat streusel!
Along with combining peanut butter with the oats for added richness, these bars also have maple syrup in the filling and drizzle. I discovered last year how much I like the maple peanut butter combination, so I’ve been adding it to all kinds of desserts. Combined with apples, the maple peanut butter combination is even better!
Fall is almost here, so get in the mood for crisp air, colorful leaves, and all things apple with these peanut butter apple crisp bars!
For the Crust
For the Filling
For the Glaze