Caramel Apple Crisp Bars

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By
@Quinnn

With the school year about to begin, I start to switch gears into my fall recipes. This recipe combines all of my favorite flavors into one yummy bar. Ideal for packing in lunches or for a sweet treat on a cool, rainy night with your favorite hot beverage.

Recipe originally found in Food & Family magazine.


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Serves:

32 Bars

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2
cups oats, old fashioned or quick cooking
1 1/4
cups flour, divided
1
tsp. baking soda
1
tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8
tsp. nutmeg
1
cup butter, softened
3/4
cup brown sugar
1
pkg. (11 oz.) kraft caramels
2
tablespoons milk or 1/2 & 1/2
2
large baking apples (one granny smith and one gala or honeycrisp suggested.) chopped, about 2 cups

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2
Line 13 x 9 inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Spray with cooking spray. Mix oats, 1 cup flour , baking soda and spices until blended.
3
Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually, beat in oat mixture until blended. Reserve 1 cup butter mixture. Press remaining onto bottom of prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes.
4
Meanwhile, microwave caramels and milk in microwavable bowl on HIGH for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds or until caramels are completely melted and mixture is well blended. Stir in remaining flour.
5
Sprinkle apples over crust and drizzle with caramel sauce. Crumble remaining oat mixture over caramel sauce.
6
Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. Use foil handles to remove bars from pan before cutting into bars.