Caramel Apple Pecan Bars

sharyl maacks


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.

★★★★★ 13 votes
makes 2 Doz. bars
15 Min
35 Min

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


1Preheat oven to 350.
grease or spray a 9 x13 pan
2Mix flour, baking soda, cinn., and salt. set aside.
3In 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.
4Stir 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.
5While 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.
6When 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