Carrot Apple Bars
*originally posted 3/13/2012
1 box carrot cake mix
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 pouches squeeze applesauce (like GoGo Squeez Apple Strawberry)
1 large apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray 9x13-inch pan.
In a large bowl, cut butter into cake mix until butter is well incorporated and coarse crumbs form. Press approximately 2 cups of crumb mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
Squeeze applesauce evenly over crumbs. Spread chopped apples evenly over applesauce. Top with remaining crumb mixture. Make sure to spread evenly over filling so the apples will not burn.
Bake in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until top is golden. Cool completely before slicing into bars.