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Caramel Apple Bars
Total Time
50 mins
These delicious Caramel Apple Bars have layers of oats and brown sugar, Granny Smith apples, and plenty of caramel to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Author: Jessica H.
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 medium Granny Smith apples peeled and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 14 oz . bag caramels
  1. Heat oven to 400ºF.
  2. In a large bowl, mix brown sugar, butter, and shortening.
  3. Stir in 1 3/4 cups flour, oats, salt, and baking soda.
  4. Press oat mixture in an ungreased rectangular pan, reserving 2 cups of oat mixture.
  5. Toss apples and 3 tablespoons flour together, then spread evenly over mixture in pan.
  6. Heat caramels over low, stirring to avoid burning, until caramels are melted.
  7. Pour caramel evenly over apples.
  8. Sprinkle bars with reserved oat mixture, pressing down lightly.
  9. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
  10. Store bars covered in refrigerator.