Caramel and apples make for delicious bars. Pecans in place of the walnuts would work equally as well.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen bars
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 15 x 10 x 1 inch pan.

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  • In a small pan over low heat, melt the butter or margarine. In large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, 2 cups quick cooking oats, brown sugar, baking soda, and melted butter or margarine. Mix until crumbly. Press half of mixture (about 2-1/2 cups) in the greased pan. Set aside the rest. Bake for 8 minutes.

  • In a small pan over medium heat, combine caramel topping and 1/2 cup flour. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Still stirring constantly, boil for 2 or 3 minutes until slightly thickened. Spread apples and nuts onto the baked crust. Pour hot caramel mixture evenly over apples and nuts. Sprinkle reserved crumbly mixture evenly over the top.

  • Return pan to oven. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan. Cut into bars. (Refrigeration makes cutting easier). Store tightly covered.

Nutrition Facts

142 calories; protein 1.5g; carbohydrates 21.6g; fat 5.9g; cholesterol 12.8mg; sodium 98.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2002
I have made this treat over and over for my co-workers. Everyone asks for the recipe. Very tasty! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/05/2007
Based on the reviews I increased the apples to 3 cups. I still found it way to sweet. If I make again I would decrease the caramel topping to 1 cup ande increase the apples to 4 cups. The caramel does make it very hard to cut and eat around the edges. Took this as a dessert to friends house last night and many guest left some of the dessert on their plates -- not something I like to see when it's something I cooked!. Read More
(4)
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2002
I have made this treat over and over for my co-workers. Everyone asks for the recipe. Very tasty! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/19/2002
I made this last week and it was great. I added a generous amount of cinnamon and I will also add raisins the next time. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2007
These are very good but very rich. I only had 1 c. of caramel topping and even that seemed like a bit much. I also used a 13x9 pan since I didn't have the larger size and it worked out fine. I also recommend dishing these out in small servings! I also used Granny Smith apples to try to balance out the sweetness of the caramel. Very good! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/05/2007
Based on the reviews I increased the apples to 3 cups. I still found it way to sweet. If I make again I would decrease the caramel topping to 1 cup ande increase the apples to 4 cups. The caramel does make it very hard to cut and eat around the edges. Took this as a dessert to friends house last night and many guest left some of the dessert on their plates -- not something I like to see when it's something I cooked!. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
05/30/2011
This recipe was good but the crust part was a bit bland. I added cinnamon but it also needed a bit of salt. Read More
(3)
Rating: 2 stars
08/31/2002
Dissapointing. Lacked flavor. Maybe using Kraft Caramels in place of the ice cream topping/flour mixture would help. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2002
This is a great recipe - everyone loved it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/30/2002
Extremely sweet. I used Granny Smith apples which helped cut the sweetness but if I make this recipe again I think I will use 3 cups of apples instead of 2. Also the caramel sauce got hard around the edges so I couldn't even cut those pieces in to bars. Maybe I baked it too long. Not sure I will try this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2010
My family/guests loved this. I definitely thought it needed more apples but loved the texture of the caramel and bar parts! Read More
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