Caramel Apple-Nut Bars

Caramel Apple-Nut Bars

Looking for a tasty dessert using Gold Medal® all-purpose flour? Then try these bars baked with apple, nuts and oats - a delicious treat.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

2:20

Hrs:Mins

Makes

36

bars

2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
2
cups quick-cooking oats
1 1/2
cups packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1 1/4
cups butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup caramel topping
3
tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1
medium apple, peeled, chopped (1 cup)
1/2
cup coarsely chopped pecans
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray. In large bowl, beat 2 cups flour, the oats, brown sugar, baking soda, salt and butter with electric mixer on low speed, or mix with spoon, until crumbly. Press about 3 cups of the mixture in pan. Bake 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix caramel topping and 3 tablespoons flour. Sprinkle apple and pecans over partially baked crust. Drizzle with caramel mixture. Sprinkle with remaining crust mixture.
  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.
Makes 36 bars

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 160
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 130mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 12g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.