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Caramel Crumble Bars

"These layered bars are rich with cinnamon apple, coconut and walnuts."
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servings 173 cals
Original recipe yields 32 servings (32 bars)

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  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 13x9-inch baking pan.
  2. Beat cake mix and 1/2 cup butter with electric mixer on low speed until mixture is crumbly. Spoon out 1 cup of the mixture into medium bowl; set aside.
  3. To remaining mixture, add 3/4 cup apple butter and egg. Beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Spread evenly into pan. Bake 20 minutes or until starting to brown and top is set.
  4. Meanwhile, place caramels, 2 Tablespoons butter, and 3 Tablespoons of apple butter in a microwavable bowl. Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth and melted.
  5. Combine walnuts, coconut, and 2 Tablespoons melted butter with reserved cake mix mixture. Mix until crumbly.
  6. Pour caramel mixture evenly over partially baked crust. (If caramel has cooled and set, microwave 1 minute until it is very soft and pourable.) Break up and sprinkle topping evenly over caramel. Some of caramel will show through.
  7. Bake 16-18 minutes or until topping is starting to brown. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 173 calories; 8.9 g fat; 23 g carbohydrates; 1.7 g protein; 18 mg cholesterol; 150 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Had raving reviews!

This was easy to make. It turned out perfectly and everyone at my family picnic loved it!

The caramel, coconut, nut topping on this is beyond amazing, but the bottom layer was dry, crumbly and not nearly as beautiful as the picture. It could have been the brand of cake mix I used bu...