Caramel Apple Bars

Fall is my favorite time of year!  It is chilly enough that I can actually bake food in my house without it getting too hot and one of my favorite things to bake is apples.  I love the smell of a fresh apple pie baking in the oven!! 🙂 Last week, I was able to get a great deal on apples at the store so I had stocked up.  I made an Apple Pie last week and this week decided to make Caramel Apple Bars with the remaining apples I had on hand.  You can check out my apple pie recipe —-> HERE

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Caramel Apple Bars

Serves 10
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 1 hour
Meal type Dessert

Ingredients

  • 1 CRUST
  • 1/2 cup Butter (Softened)
  • 1/4 cup Shortening
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Quick Cooking Oats
  • 1 3/4 cup Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 FILLING
  • 5 Medium Apples (Washed, Cored, & Chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 11oz Caramels (I used Kraft Brand)
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Directions

Step 1
In a large bowl, combine the butter, shortening, and brown sugar. Stir until mixed well. Add in the remaining crust ingredients.
Step 2
Spoon out 2 cups full of mixture and place in another bowl and set aside. Take the remaining mixture and pour into a 9x13 baking dish and press down until packed in. Set aside.
Step 3
Now time to make the filling, Take your chopped apples and mix them in a bowl with the 3 tbsp. of flour. Add the apples on top of the crust in the pan.
Step 4
On the stove, Combine the caramels and the 3 tbsp of butter and cook on low heat until melted.
Step 5
Pour the caramel over the apples and then add in the remaining crust mixture over top. Press down and then drizzle a small amount of caramel over the top
Step 6
Bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes.

Comments

  1. Hello-
    I want to try this yummy carmel Apple Bar recipe… but I have one question.. Can I use regular cooking oats instead of Quick cooking oats?
    Thanks
    Nicole

  2. Oh wow, do these ever look tasty! YUM! I love caramel. Thanks for sharing and co-hosting at the #HomeMattersParty – we appreciate you! 🙂

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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