Salted Caramel Apple Bars


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

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
16 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • cup confectioners' sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 pinch nutmeg

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup Mott's® Original or Cinnamon Applesauce

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup chopped dried apples

  • 1 cup caramel bits*

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • teaspoon coarse sea salt, or to taste**


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 9-inch square pan.

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

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

  4. 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.

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

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

  7. 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 (per serving)

271 Calories
13g Fat
37g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 271
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 147mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 69mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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