Caramel Apple Pecan Bars

sharyl maacks Recipe

By sharyl maacks JustLikeMomMade

makes 2 Doz. bars
15 Min
35 Min

These bars are sticky and Yummy!
I didn't put pecans on the top of the ones in this picture but the necxt time I made them I did and they were so much better.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Caramel apple flavor in bar cookie, love, love!   Make sure you slice apples really thin so that they cook thoroughly.


1 pkg
14oz pkg caramels, unwrapped
5 medium
fist sized apples (I used cortlands) peeled, cored,& sliced
1 1/2 c
2 tsp
baking soda
2 tsp
1/4 tsp
1 1/2 c
brown sugar
1/2 c
melted butter
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
+ 1/4 c coarsely chopped pecans
1/4 c

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350.
grease or spray a 9 x13 pan
Mix flour, baking soda, cinn., and salt. set aside.
In another bowl mix brown sugar, eggs, melted butter,
vanilla, and only 1 cup of the chopped nuts, keep the other 1/4 C for topping.
Stir in dry ingredients. When well mixed reserve 1 C for topping.
Pour into pan (It may be hard to spread but it will eventually lol)
bake that for 15 mins.
While you melt the caramels and milk in the microwave 2-3 mins. Stir carefully after each min (this is also not easy to do but it eventually will
get smooth and creamy. Cool that for 5 mins.
When the crust comes out of the oven, drain any juice off the apples. and pour the apples on the crust and spread evenly. Then pour the caramel over the apples staying about 1/2" away from the edges. Then drop tsp. of the reserved batter over that spreading as well as you can sprinkle with reserved chopped pecans return to oven and bake for 15 - 20 mins @ 350.

Cool well before trying to cut.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American

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D B db_1234
Nov 16, 2013
Susan, apparently I too misjudged fist size apples which makes sense since peoples fist can be very different sizes. Mine too was a gooey mess, we attempted to eat but ended up throwing it out.
susan farrow sfarrow56
Nov 16, 2013
Argh! Epic FAIL! My husband and I misjudged "fist-sized" apples and used too much. This led to a gooey/goopy mess. Oh, well...... We're going to pick out the apples from the liquid and use on vanilla ice cream.
sharyl maacks JustLikeMomMade
Oct 8, 2013
you dont cook the apples at all. I put a little lemon juice on them as i was peeling them (so they didn't turn brown)and that made the juice I had to drain out. sorry for the confusion.
D B db_1234
Oct 8, 2013
I have read and reread this recipe and no where does it state to cook the apples until you get to #6 when you drain the liquid off the apples, then place them on the crust. I realize it has been a while since this recipe was first posted but it would help if this was added.