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Caramel Apple Bars

Are you craving the perfect caramel apple dessert?  These Caramel Apple Bars are the perfect caramel apple dessert and the oatmeal topping is perfect!  This recipe is another fall favorite on our farmhouse table! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Caramel Apple Bars
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 people
Calories 186kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life

Ingredients

Crust

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1-1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/4 cups butter melted

Filling

  • 1-1/2 cups caramel ice cream topping
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped apples

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease 9 x 13" baking dish.
  • In a large bowl combine all crust ingredients.  Mix until crumbly.  Press half of crumb mixture in greased pan.  Bake for 8 minutes.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine caramel topping an flour.  Stir constantly and bring to a boil.  Boil 3 to 5 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly, stirring constantly.  
  • Sprinkle apples (and nuts if using them) onto the warm base. Pour caramel mixture evenly over top.  Sprinkle reserved crumbs evenly over the top.  Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool completely before cutting.  Refrigerate for easier cutting.

Nutrition

Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 103IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg