Halloween Peanut Butter Bar Apple Crisp

Peanut Butter Bar Apple Crisp by Ashley at Plate and Pen

FINE. FINE. You guys. I did it. I baked my first “cooked apple thing.”


Anyone who knows me (if not, sup?), knows I cannot stand baked apples. Most baked fruit really. And Jeremy Renner. I’ve never liked baked apples, and I can’t even tell you when it started. The texture makes me gag. If it has any semblance of density to it, I’m like *gag noise*. I’m a blob in a chair. I have no bones, I can’t move. It’s just gross. Dramatic? Probably.


Now that I am starting to bake more sweets, and I do this whole “foodie thing,” I needed to sack up and bake some apples. Otherwise I’d just be that chick who keeps posting pumpkins and inserting herself in orchards. *gestures to profile picture*


My thought process behind this one was, how can I make this without being repulsed? The answer is, use my favorite childhood candy, a really good bag of apple crisp mix from an orchard of choice, and @sprinklepop.shop sprinkles. Oh and I guess you need apples.


Spoiler alert! This was so bomb. For me to eat this, I had to slice the apples oh-so-thin, and crumble up some Peanut Butter Bars (if you know, you know 90’s kids) into the crisp. There’s butter involved. Oh and vanilla bean ice cream. S’delish.


So now I can’t complain about baked apples any more. Will I though? Yes. Will I continue to Gladiator walk through orchard fields almost every weekend in the Fall? Also, yes! Is there a pumpkin patch I won’t visit or golden retriever snoot to boop? You better believe I’ll be there, probably dressed in plaid.




10-15 Peanut Butter Bar Candies

¾ C. Whole Wheat Flour

¼ C. Rolled Oats

¼ C. Brown Sugar

1 T. Cinnamon

1 Pinch of Sea Salt

4 Tbsp. Melted Butter

5 Tart Green Apples

3 Tbsp. Granulated Sugar

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (if desired)


Preheat oven to 375 F.  In a plastic baggie, crush the peanut butter bar candies with a rolling pin.  In a small bowl, combine flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and melted butter.  Add the crushed peanut butter bar candies and set aside. 


Peel and thinly slice the apples and toss with the granulated sugar.  Spread apples in a 9” cast iron pan and top with the crisp topping.  Bake at 375 F for 30 minutes until golden brown and bubbly.  Sprinkle with desired sprinkle mix and a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. 

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