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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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:
- 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.