~Dutch Apple Butter Bars..and a SWEET Musselman’s Giveaway!

Oh happy day!  I couldn’t be more excited to share with you, not only one of the most delicious Apple recipes I’ve ever tasted..but also a chance for you to WIN the most delicious Apple Butter I’ve ever tasted!  Along with an adorable one-of-a-kind, wooden “Spurtle” to scoop it all out with!  What’s a Spurtle you ask?  It’s an adorable hardwood utensil from Scotland, that dates back to the 15th Century..used to stir Porridge & Soups!  Not to mention it’s the best jar scraper out-er this Century has EVER seen, you totally need one!  :)

With this luscious & fun gift pack you’ll be able to create all of your favorite Fall eats & treats!  One HUGE jar of Musselman’s Apple Butter is enough to provide you with endless amounts of delicious delectables, and still leave you plenty leftover to make these incredible Dutch Apple Butter Bars too!

These delectable Bars are rich, sweet & cakey, filled with swirled Apple Butter & cake layers, topped with mounds of Dutch Crumble Topping, and held together by a spicy Ginger Snap Crust foundation of yumminess!  Ohh yeahh!

What more could you ask for? ..Well, how about your very own jar of Musselman’s Apple Butter AND your very own custom Spurtle to use and enjoy for years to come?!  Sounds good huh? ..heck yes it does! Follow the instructions at the end of this post for your chance at these bars..and SO much more!  :)

What you’ll need:

1 1/2 Cups Spice OR Pumpkin Cake Mix (I used Pumpkin Cake Mix that I had hanging around)

2 Eggs

4 tbsp. Melted Butter

1 Cup Musselman’s Apple Butter

A 8x8x2″ Pan..sprayed!


1 1/2 Cups crushed/powdered Ginger Snap Crumbs

3 tbsp. Melted Butter


3/4 Cups Flour

1/3 Cup Brown Sugar

1 tbsp. Cinnamon

1/3 Cup cold butter (cubed)


In a medium bowl mix together the Cake Mix, Water, Eggs, and 4 tbsp. Melted Butter..combine well, set aside!

In another medium bowl combine the Ginger Snap Crumbs with the 3 tbsp. Melted Butter and using your fingers, make an even bottom crust in the pan.  Bake the crust at 350 degrees for 5 minutes!

After the crust has baked for 5 minutes, pour the Cake Batter into the HOT pan, on top of the HOT crust…

Spurtle up that rich, thick Musselman’s Apple Butter…

  …and evenly swirl it into the batter, being very careful not to scrape the bottom crust with your fork…

Put it back into the oven for 25 more minutes.

While it’s baking prepare the Dutch Crumble Topping, by combining the Flour, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon & Butter.  Cut the butter into the flour/sugar until you have a sand-like consistency …

At 25 minutes, add the Dutch Crumb Topping onto the par-baked batter…

Finish baking it for approx. another 25 minutes, or until the topping is golden, let it cool VERY WELL before slicing it up…

You will LOVE the gorgeous layers of Fall colors and flavors…

Serve it up…

Grab a plate all for you!  ~Enjoy!  :)

Musselman’s Apple Butter is non-dairy and can be found in the jam/jelly aisle of your store, and you can find even more recipes on Musselman’s.com!

BUT..here’s your chance to get this Apple Butter, your very own unique & adorable Spurtle and lots of creative Musselman’s recipe ideas!  All at YOUR DOOR and into your mouth without ever leaving home! :)

Just do THIS!  :)

1.  Like Musselman’s on facebook right here–> “Musselman’s” AND TELL THEM OH, BITE IT sent you!

2.  Like Oh, Bite It on facebook right here–> “Oh, Bite it”

3.  Share this post on any social network..

4.  Comment below so we know you did all of thee above!  :)

**This contest runs through Midnight Friday Oct 26, 2012!  The Winner will be notified on Saturday the 27th via email, facebook message and/or shout-out!  Good Luck!  :)


  1. Liked. Liked. And, shared!!!

    • love the recipes on this website, going to make this one soon

  2. followed your commands for all 3… :o)
    looks yummy…

  3. If there is apple in it, I am in. Love this post and can’t wait to give it a try. I don’t think Musselman’s apple butter is avaiable here in the South, but I will take a second look this week. Cheers on a great post. Yes, I have liked and shared~ Smiles, Barbara Giacometti, Sunday at the giacomettis~

  4. This recipe sounds OUTSTANDING!! I can’t wait to try it!! This was shared on my FB page … I am a fan of your FB & now am a fan of Mussleman’s FB page.

  5. I did it! I done went and did it! Because I love apple butter! Now, I need to find a baker… I can’t do it for a while. Grrr.

  6. All 3 accomplished ! Apple butter is so good especially with peanut butter!

  7. Can’t wait to try. I have liked, liked and shared. Thanks

  8. I adore this blog!!! I have liked both on FB and Tweeted this post! :))) My Dad is a huge fan of anything apple pie related and will LOVE this! I’d love to see the possibilities that Mussleman’s Apple Butter can provide with their fun recipes!

  9. Liked and liked – and I can’t wait to make this! We love apple butter!! YUM!!

  10. liked you on Facebook! didn’t realized I hadn’t yet :) these look AWESOME, I’ve never seen pumpkin cake mix before but I may have to go on a hunt!

  11. liked and commented, liked and shared

  12. Liked, liked, and tweeted! This looks so yummy! Thanks!

  13. Being a PA girl and having a daughter who lives in Biglerville, PA. why would I not like musselsman’s applesuace and butter. They are the best.

  14. Done, done and done! :) This looks incredible!

  15. Requirements completed!

  16. I did all three, and will try the recipe with the last of LAST year’s homemade apple butter. This year’s apple crop was teensy, and instead of bushels of apples, all we have in the cellar is a grocery bag, half full of the few I could find. In some areas of the country it is drought that hurt the apple crop. Here we had rain, too much of it when the trees were blossoming so the bees stayed at home and there was little pollination… In Short, I could use a jar of Musselman’s, my favorite apple butter, next to the stuff I usually make for myself!

  17. My son and I are gonna make these this weekend :) liked, liked and shared so we can make even more great apple recipes!!

  18. OH BITE IT! I have been loving Musselman’s Apple Butter since I was a kid. I am now 70. It disappeared for awhile, and I discovered it was Lucky Leaf or at least the two companies are one. I use to help my Gradma make it 65 years ago, and the only Apple Butter besides hers that we ate was Musselman’s/ Also love their Cinnamon Apple Sauce.


  19. Liked, liked and shared!

  20. A definite lover of apple butter. Never tried this one and can’t wait to try it! Will defintely make this receipe too!!!

  21. Did it all! Love apple butter, It’s always in the fridge, Love this recipe and I can’t wait to make it!

  22. Liked, liked and shared!

  23. Liked, Liked, and Tweeted :) Thank you for always coming up with the most creative, delicious recipes… one of my fav blogs, for sure! <3

  24. I like Musselmans on FB

  25. I like you on FB

  26. I’ve loved Musselman’s apple butter for many years, all my life really. I love this page, the recipes all look so easy & yummy. Can’t wait to try them all! Don’t have any apple butter on hand right now & the store is 30 miles away, so can’t try these sweet treats right now, but I do have some molasses, & will try your Ooey Gooey Molasses Buns recipe out tomorrow. Thanks!

  27. I just made these and they were OK, but didn’t look quite right. I think I didn’t use enough water in the middle layer. Help! Please specify how much water to add. I think more than I used would really help keep them moister and not so cakey and dry, but I was afraid too much would leave them a soupy mess.

  28. Liked, Liked and Shared! I can’t wait to try these, they look yummylicious!


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