Kruidnoten Apple Cake Bars ♦ Soft and Moist

Soft and moist cinnamon cake with a kruidnoten (Dutch cookies) base. This cake is filled with apple and topped with almond flakes. These Kruidnoten Apple Cake Bars are perfect for the holidays. Swap the kruidnoten for Biscoff or gingersnaps if you can’t get your hands on kruidnoten. Also delicious for Christmas.

Kruidnoten Apple Cake Bars 

Sinterklaas month!

Have you heard about the Dutch holiday called “Sinterklaas“? It’s a Christmas-like holiday for kids. In The Netherlands, Sinterklaas is celebrated on december 5th. And in honor of this holiday, November is the month of Sinterklaas recipes on WT. This year I’m starring “kruidnoten” in all of my recipes. Kruidnoten are very crunchy cookies and contain a bunch of spices.

Last week I shared the first recipe with these cookies: a kruidnootjes pie. For today’s recipe, I combined the kruidnoten with a moist cake to make these beautiful Kruidnoten Apple Cake Bars: A crunchy cookies base paired with a soft apple cake. To make the cake look extra festive, I topped the cake with almond flakes and crushed kruidnoten. My favorite kruidnoten are from Albert Heijn (Dutch supermarket, not sponsored) by the way. If you can’t find kruidnoten in your country, sub it with an equal amount of Biscoff or gingersnaps. Read more

Best Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

Creamy blueberry cheesecake bars made with real blueberries. Finished with a good dollop of whipped cream and fresh berries. Dessert doesn’t get any better.

My bf and I, we’re lovers of fruit. We love fresh fruit (well, he loves it when it’s is served ready-to-eat). A couple of my favorites? Watermelon and mangosteen. Any juicy fruit to be honest. And as an avid baker I don’t just love the healthy stuff, but I also love sugary, fruit flavored, baked stuff. Yup, so good but so wrong! Life needs a bit of everything, right? Anyway, last weekend I decided to shoot my recipe for blueberry cheesecake bars. I love blueberries! And I love bars. Why bars? Because they’re quicker to bake than the real deal. In addition, the portion size is usually smaller than a regular slice of cheesecake (I love “mini” foods). Read more

Coconut Chocolate Crumble Bars

Creamy coconut custard with a chocolate cookie base and crunchy chocolate crumbles. Cut into delicious bite-size bars and sprinkled with grated coconut.

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Hi lovelies. Today, we’re going to talk about coconut and chocolate. Because coconut and chocolate are a match made in heaven. I’ve combined these flavors to make crumble bars. A base of chocolate, topped with coconut custard and finished with crunchy chocolate crumbles. Even if you don’t really like coconut, you might like these. The coconut flavor isn’t too heavy. But you can also easily turn these into vanilla chocolate crumble bars.

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