Oatmeal Caramel Apple Bars {Guest Post}

These easy oatmeal caramel apple bars feature an oatmeal cookie base, a tender caramel apple filling and a crunchy cookie crumb topping, creating an ultimate apple pie style dessert bar. 

GUEST POST: Oatmeal Caramel Apple Bars by I Am Baker

Oatmeal Caramel Apple Bar Recipe by I Am Baker on bakedbyrachel.com

Rachel is such a talented baker, blogger, photographer and friend I feel honored to be in her online home for a day.

Oatmeal Caramel Apple Bar Recipe by I Am Baker on bakedbyrachel.com

These bars ended up being an unexpected treat.  Truth be told I am not an apple fan.  I don’t like apple pie or bars or juice.  I do like raw apples, but thats about it.

But when I made these, I could not stop snacking on them.  The flavor combination is to die for!

Oatmeal Caramel Apple Bars

These easy oatmeal caramel apple bars feature an oatmeal cookie base, a tender caramel apple filling and a crunchy cookie crumb topping, creating an ultimate apple pie style dessert bar.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple
Servings: 12 plus

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C unsalted butter cold
  • 1 Betty Crocker oatmeal cookie mix 1lb 1.5oz pouch
  • 1 large
  • 1 C apple finely chopped
  • 3/4 C caramel topping
  • 1/4 C all-purpose flour

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350°F. Prepare a 9x13 pan by lining it with aluminum foil. Make sure there is enough around the edges so that you can pull up on it to remove bars when done cooking.
  • Pour oatmeal cookie mix into a large bowl. Cut cold butter into small pieces then mix in using two forks or pastry cutter. Add in egg and blend completely.
  • Take out 1 1/2 cups of the cookie mixture and set aside. Pour remaining mixture into prepared pan and press it flat with your hand.
  • Bake 15 minutes.
  • Take finely chopped apples and carefully spread over baked cookie crust. Pour caramel into a small bowl and then add in flour. Stir until combined. Drizzle over the apples and then cover with remaining cookie mixture.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool to room temperature or place in fridge until ready to serve.

Notes

Recipe serves roughly 12-16, yields 1: 9x13-inch pan.

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17 Responses to “Oatmeal Caramel Apple Bars {Guest Post}”

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    Jamie @lifelovelemons — September 18, 2013 at 7:17 am

    Seriously, I cant get enough of apple this fall, which makes these apple recipes super awesome. And apple and caramel together? YUM!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — September 18, 2013 at 9:15 am

    These bars look incredible. I wish I had one sitting in front of me at this very moment. Yum!

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    Audra | The Baker Chick — September 18, 2013 at 11:16 am

    These are absolutely beautiful and sound so amazing! I want one right now with my decaf!!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — September 18, 2013 at 11:30 am

    I love everything about these simple-to-prepare autumn treats. I am all about caramel and apples these days. I’ve been drooling over each guest post from this month!

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    Christine Keleny — September 18, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Yummy, can’t wait to try them. Thanks!

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    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — September 18, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    These bars sound fantastic!

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    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — September 18, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I am really loving these bars on so many levels!!!

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — September 18, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    These are simply stunning! I’ll take a whole pan of these bars!

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    Amy @Very Culinary — September 18, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    *DED*

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    Tracey — September 18, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    I’m always game for any treat that combines caramel and apples! I love how easy these sound – perfect for a last minute fall treat!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — September 18, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Oh my goodness, this looks like the PERFECT fall dessert! I want a dozen!

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — September 18, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    These look amazing! Love this!!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — September 18, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    these look and sound SO GOOD. i literally want to go into my kitchen and make these right now!! i love all that gooey-ness going on!!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — September 19, 2013 at 12:08 am

    These look incredible! I adore Amanda!

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    kate — November 19, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    I make these bars often and I use dulce de leche instead of caramel sauce. I like how thick it is and the flavor is deeper and not so sugary. Just my little contribution!

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    Malaika Nair — April 29, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Where in the world will I get this oatmeal cookie mix…? they look so yum.. Please give a substitute also to non US people…

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      Rachel — April 29, 2014 at 9:35 am

      The ingredients in this recipe are standard in the US. I’m not familiar with what products you have where you live to substitute.

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