Caramel Apple Bars were one of the first recipes I shared on this site. I shared them in September of 2008, which was my first year of blogging.
I decided that it was time for a redo of these bars. Not a redo of the recipe, mainly a redo of the post. They are delicious and the old picture for this post did not do them justice. Blogging has changed a bit since 2008, so I have updated the post, added new pictures, and am sharing it again today. If you love apples and caramel,this is a must try. And it is perfect for fall!
I love fall. I think it is my favorite season. One of the things I love about fall is going to the apple orchard to get apples for all kinds of baking. Apple bread pudding, fried apples, apple pizza, apple crisp, and more.
Today I am sharing one of my favorite fall dessert recipes. It is for caramel apple bars.
I have been making these caramel apple bars for years. I think the original recipe came from Taste Of Home, but I have tweaked it a lot over the years to make it more how we like it. Which is with a lot more apples. You can never have too many apples.
I am trying to convince myself these are healthy, they do have apples and oatmeal in them, right?
Caramel Apple Bars
Apples, caramels, and oats are combined in this easy to make fall dessert.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour ( see note below for gluten free option )
- 2 cups quick cooking oats
- 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/4 cups butter, melted
- 3 to 3 1/2 cups apples - peeled, cored and chopped ( I like Granny Smith or Jonathan)
- 1 12 ounce jar caramel ice cream topping
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 15x10 inch jellyroll pan.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, quick-cooking oats, brown sugar, and baking soda. Stir in the melted butter. Mix until crumbly.
- Press about 2/3 of this mixture into the prepared baking pan.
- Bake for 8 minutes in preheated oven.
- Spread apple slices evenly over the baked crust. Then pour the caramel topping over the apple layer. Crumble the remaining crust mixture over the top of everything.
- Bake again for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool before cutting into bars.
To make these gluten-free use gluten-free oats, a gluten-free flour blend, and be sure your caramel is gluten-free, not all caramel is gluten-free.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 249Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 181mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 2gSugar: 25gProtein: 2g
Nutritional values are approximate and aren't always accurate.
these look so good!! I am going to have to try them.
The Happy Housewife
wow, those look so yummy! What a great fall treat! I hope to go apple picking next month!
Excellent! Can’t wait to try these! Too bad blogs aren’t really interactive, you know, The Jetsons’ kind of interactive.
Yum! Those look awesome. 🙂
Sarah @ Give Me Neither
My friend made these bars and directed me here for the recipes. They are fantastic. I can’t wait to make them myself.