I tried a recipe from http://www.gooseberrypatch.com/ the other day that I was quite happy with. This came from their cookbook entitled: Simple Shortcut Recipes, and if these bars represent the cookbook’s contents, then the cookbook is worth buying. Another simple and quick recipe which inspired many compliments!
Taffy Apple Bars
16.5 oz. tube refrigerated sugar cookie dough
16.5 oz. tube refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3.5-4 cups apples, cored, peeled and chopped
1 cup chopped peanuts
1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping
Let cookie doughs stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine doughs and flour; beat with an electric mixer at medium speed until well blended.
Press evenly into the bottom of a lightly greased 9 X 13 baking pan.
Spoon apples over dough; press down lightly.
Sprinkle with peanuts (optional).
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until edges turn golden brown and the center is set.
Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
Drizzle with caramel topping.
Cut into bars and enjoy!