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On Friday, it was 76 degrees. Today, it snowed.

The only upside I can see to any of this is that this post on apple walnut crumb bars is actually seasonal. So, I guess, hooray?

I had actually made these bars (via Sweet Pea’s Kitchen) a couple weekends ago for brunch with my boyfriend and his sister, who hosted at her new East Village apartment. (Of note: She has a dishwasher! We New Yorkers are sad.) She had a fun array of biscuits, turkey bacon, melon and OJ, so these bars filled the “sweet” quota. The beauty of these crumb bars is that they’re healthy enough — they have oats and walnuts — for a daytime snack, but sweet enough for dessert, preferably with a dollop of whipped cream or side of vanilla ice cream.

As far as the actual prep, somehow, even when I allot myself what I think will be enough time, I’m inevitably rushing by the end. I think my small kitchen — it’s actually just a wall leading to the bathroom — and finnicky oven have something to do with it. So because I was in said rush, I didn’t get to bake them as long as I like, and in the end, they were less bar-like than I had hoped for. When I put it on the plate, it was more like a spoonful of apple crumb pie…which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Considering the messy, rainy, possibly snowy weather we’ll be having in New York all week, this snack/dessert might be your ticket to a warm and cozy weeknight.

{Crust pre-bake}

{Granny Smith apples – I probably could’ve gotten a more tart variety, but I was already at Trader Joe’s and going elsewhere wasn’t about to happen that day}

{Crust baked and with apple filling on top}

{The spread}

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