These easy and delicious caramel apple nut bars are a perfect fall dessert. Or breakfast. Or snack. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to take this dessert over the top.
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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post in conjunction with #AppleWeek. All opinions are my own.
AppleWeek is finally here! To start off the week I’m sharing Caramel Apple Nut Bars. For this recipe, I used oatmeal from Flavahan’s and Honeycrisp apples from Rainier fruit plus really useful measuring cups and spoons from Dreamfarm.
Caramel and apple are a match made in heaven. It is a quintessential fall combination. Adding nuts take them over the top. It’s not only delicious but a perfect dessert, snack, or even breakfast. Well, it does have apples and oats which are breakfast foods, right?
After these bars had disappeared, I thought they would make a delicious base for an ice cream sundae. Add more nuts, a drizzle of caramel over some vanilla ice cream. Yum! I’ll have to remember that for next time. There is sweetness, crunch, and creaminess to these bars. A little bit of everything. They didn’t last long.
More tasty bar recipes to try:
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Caramel Apple Nut Bars
Caramel and apple are a match made in heaven. It is a quintessential fall combination.
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups Flavahan's quick-cooking oats
- 1 ½ cups packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ¼ cups butter, softened
- ½ cup caramel topping
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 medium Rainier Honeycrisp apple, peeled, chopped, about 1 cup
- ½ cup coarsely chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
- In large bowl, beat 2 cups flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, salt and butter with mixer on low speed until crumbly. Press 3 ¼ cups of the mixture in pan. Bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven but keep oven on.
- In small bowl, mix caramel topping and 3 tablespoons flour, stirring well to combine completely. Sprinkle apple and nuts over partially baked crust. Drizzle with caramel mixture. Sprinkle with remaining crust mixture.
- Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
- Cut into bars to serve. Drizzle with more caramel sauce, if desired.
Adapted from Betty Crocker.
Caramel and apple are always a good combo!
I’ve been thinking about these bars ALL DAY!
Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says
These caramel apple nut bars look marvelous!! Thanks for sharing!!!
Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch says
Those look absolutely scrumptious! I love apple desserts.
Erica | The Crumby Kitchen says
I’m not sure I’d be sharing these with anyone – it’s hard to pin down a fave fall treat of mine, but this is on the list for sure!
Okay, I’m already obsessing over these bars. They sound so, so good and I’m definitely making them soon!
Val - Corn, Beans, Pigs & Kids says
I can’t wait to try these! They look good and the recipe sounds delicious.
Jas @ All that's Jas says
I don’t think I would know how to stop eating these bars. They sound so dangerously delicious! Happy apple week!
I love your idea of turning them into a sundae. They look like a treat on their own and that would knock them out of the park! What a great way to kick off appleweek!
Wendy Klik says
I love the sound of these Ellen. All that ooey gooey goodness in a bar.
Looks absolutely delicious!I can’t wait to try it!
Camilla @ Culinary Adventures says
Ellen, this looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.
Liz @ Books n' Cooks says
Yes, caramel and apples are a match made in heaven! And I love your idea of using this as a base for an ice cream sundae. Can’t wait to try it!
Maryea| Happy Healthy Mama says
These look like a perfect fall treat!
These bars are right up my alley! I love caramel apple flavor!!
Mmmm….I think these would be dangerous to have in my kitchen, but I think it’s worth the risk!