Apple-Pear-Coffee Streusel Bars
The cinnamon and coffee flavors complement each other in these crunchy-chewy bar cookies.
Why This Recipe Works
In this Apple-Pear-Coffee Streusel Bars recipe, the cinnamon and coffee flavors really complement each other. Apples are also an integral ingredient, and choosing yellowish or light green Granny Smith apples was a clear indicator that they were ripe. A big part of this streusel bar recipe is also the way the components are prepared: A common melon baller made for easy apple coring, and placing the nuts in a heavy-duty zipper-lock bag and tapping them with a meat-pounding mallet ensured the pieces were the desired size.