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. 

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

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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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Look at that drippy caramel filling!! Seriously guys, someone needs needs to pick my jaw up off of the floor. I need these in my life asap. -Rachel

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