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peanutty caramel apple bars

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

I saw these in a magazine a while back. Don't they look like a Payday candy bar? That's what I thought too! Gotta be yummy! Recipe & Photo: Midwest Living

(1 rating)
yield 16 serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For peanutty caramel apple bars

  • 1 c
    creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 c
    caramel flavored ice cream topping
  • 3 Tbsp
    packed brown sugar
  • 3 c
    apple-cinnamon flavor round toasted oat cereal (apple jacks)
  • 1 c
    coarsely chopped dried apples
  • 1/2 c
    salted peanuts, coarsely chopped

How To Make peanutty caramel apple bars

  • 1
    Line an 8x8x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil up over edges of pan. Butter or spray the foil. In a large saucepan combine 3/4 cup of the peanut butter, 1/2 cup of the ice cream topping, and the brown sugar. Cook and stir over medium beat just until mixture starts to bubble.
  • 2
    Remove from heat. Add cereal and apples; stir gently to coat. Transfer to prepared pan; press firmly into pan.
  • 3
    In a small bowl, stir together remaining 1/4 cup peanut butter and 1/4 cup ice cream topping. Spread evenly over bars and sprinkle with peanuts, pressing lightly.
  • 4
    Let bars stand 1 hour to set. Use foil to lift from pan. Cut into bars.