Johnny Appleseed Bars

Recipe for "Johnny Appleseed Bars" -

1 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 c oats
2/3 c brown sugar (packed)
1/2 c oil
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

Mix together and press half of dough in 9" square pan

Sprinkle with 1 c nuts 2 c thin sliced apples

Spread rest of dough over nuts and apples, press down with pancake turner and smooth top

Bake 350 degrees - 25 min.

Cool and sift conf. sugar

Cut in bars

Found in "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte. Published by Random House, 1943.

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  2. Where are the apples? Guess even Johnny needed some variety in his life! Maybe we call them "What Johnny Ate When He Was Sick To Death of Apples Bar."

  3. haha, the funny things people stick in books! These actually sound yummy, maybe I'll have to make them so I can try them :)

  4. Made these last night. Looked and smelled great. Waiting to hear from IT Department about how they taste!

    Thanks for posting all these great finds.

  5. I'm interested as well - let us know how they turn out

  6. Sorry for the delay. Here are the results: