Caramel Apple Bars

Caramel Apple Bars

Do you have extra apples but don’t feel like making a pie? Try this easy-to-make bar with layers of brown sugar and oats surrounding apples and melted caramel.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

50

Minutes

Makes

36

bars

1
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4
cup shortening
1 3/4
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 1/2
cups quick-cooking oats
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
4 1/2
cups coarsely chopped peeled tart apples (3 medium)
3
tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1
bag (14 ounces) caramels
  1. Heat oven to 400ºF. Mix brown sugar, butter and shortening in large bowl. Stir in 1 3/4 cups flour, the oats, salt and baking soda. Reserve 2 cups oat mixture; press remaining oat mixture in ungreased rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches.
  2. Toss apples and 3 tablespoons flour; spread over mixture in pan. Heat caramels over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted; pour evenly over apples. Sprinkle with reserved oat mixture; press lightly.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender. For 36 bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows while warm. Store covered in refrigerator.
Makes 36 bars
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Did You Know...
Rolled oats are whole oats that have been steamed and flattened. Quick-cooking oats differ from regular—or old-fashioned—oats in that they’re cut into pieces before being steamed and are rolled into thinner flakes.
Variation
Make a date with Date Bars: Heat 1 pound cut-up dates (3 cups), 1 1/2 cups water and 1/4 cup sugar over low heat about 10 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened; cool. Use date mixture instead of the apples, 3 tablespoons flour and caramels.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 145
    • (Calories from Fat 45 ),
  • Total Fat 5 g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 g,),
  • Cholesterol 10 mg;
  • Sodium 130 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 24 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1 g,
  • Protein 2 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 1 Fruit;
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.