This sweet, caramel apple snack bar with a hint of salt makes a great coffee break treat.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
30 mins
45 mins
16 servings


Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 9-inch square pan.

  • Combine flour, confectioners' sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl.

  • Cream butter in separate large bowl. Beat in egg, applesauce, and vanilla extract.

  • Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Stir to combine. Add diced apples, caramel bits and walnuts; blend in thoroughly. Pour into greased pan and distribute evenly.

  • Combine granulated sugar, cinnamon and sea salt for the topping. Sprinkle evenly on top of the batter.

  • Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 30-35 minutes.

  • Cool completely and cut into 16 bars.

Cook's Notes:

*You can substitute 25 regular unwrapped caramels but into 6 to 8 pieces each for 1 cup caramel bits.

**Taste the topping mixture before topping the batter to determine how much salt you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

271 calories; protein 3.2g 6% DV; carbohydrates 36.9g 12% DV; fat 12.8g 20% DV; cholesterol 26.9mg 9% DV; sodium 147.2mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Take my recipe with a grain of salt because I made some big changes: Used tsp nutmeg instead of only a pinch in the batter 1 C dried apples 3.5 oz of caramels (guessing about 1/3 - 1/2 C) omitted nuts and topping. It was bland. Glad I added the nutmeg for at least some flavor. And glad I reduced the caramel because there was plenty at 3.5 oz. I C would have been way too much caramel. Read More