Caramel Apple Crumble Bars

Oozing with caramel goodness, and bursting with sweet apple flavor, these easy Caramel Apple Crumble Bars are the perfect way to celebrate the season!

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Apple season is here and with it all things caramel apple.  I am so excited to share these bars with you today.  They are hands-down one of my favorite apple recipes to make during the season.  There’s all kinds of short-cuts here: apple pie filling, cake mix, and caramels.  But that’s kind of what makes this recipe so awesome – it’s just so easy!

These bars are s spin off from my Blackberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars.  I kept the oatmeal because I love the texture it adds as well as phenomenal chewiness.  That’s a word right?

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These bars are oozing with caramel goodness, and I’ll be honest, that’s the best part.  Whether you serve these bars hot or cold, no one will be able to resist their sweet filling and crunchy crumble topping.

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Also? This is one recipe that’s perfect for little helpers.  Bryce mixed up the crumble topping, spread the apple filling, drizzled on the caramel and then finished off the top crumble layer.  I supervised :)  He could hardly wait for “his” treat to come out of the oven.

The aroma wafting through the house had us both drooling with anticipation.

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This recipe is perfect for a crowd and can be whipped up in a jiffy – perfect for us busy people!

Caramel Apple Crumble Bars
Oozing with caramel goodness, and bursting with sweet apple flavor, these easy Caramel Apple Crumble Bars are the perfect way to celebrate the season!
Serves: 18 bars
  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 2½ cups quick-cooking oats
  • ¾ cups butter, melted
  • 1 can apple pie filling
  • 30 Kraft caramel squares
  • 1 Tbls milk
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line a 9 x 13 baking dish with parchment paper or grease with cooking spray.
  3. Mix cake mix and oats in a large bowl.
  4. Add melted butter, stir until crumbly.
  5. Press down half the crumbs onto the bottom of the pan.
  6. Pour apple pie filling into a bowl and use a knife to cut the apple pieces down to bite size.
  7. Carefully spread apple pie filling over the crumb crust.
  8. Melt caramels with milk in a microwave-safe dish on high heat for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until caramel is melted.
  9. Drizzle caramel over top of apple filling.
  10. Spread remaining crumbs over caramel and press down gently.
  11. Bake for 18 to 23 minutes or until very lightly golden brown.
  12. Eat warm or cool, cut into bars, and serve.

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  1. Caramel, apple, crumbly topping, bars – yes, this is a perfect dessert for me! pinned :)

  2. That gooey caramel. OOOOOOOHHHHHH. Love these!
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  3. Wow, these are perfect. Your little one looks so happy helping you out, too! I can’t imagine a better combination than caramel and crumb!
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  4. These look yummy, gooey, and simple to make! And I adore that pic of your son holding the caramel spoon! It is precious!!
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  5. The little guy…too cute! Can’t get enough of apples right now. These look scrumptious!
    Happy Friday Trish!
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  6. These are flat out luscious. Perfect for this time of year. I really like making bar cookies. It’s faster and it allows you to do some tricks that you can’t do with a regular drop cookie. This is a prime example.
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  7. Do you deliver? These look fabulous!! Pinned for later

  8. I officially am calling you the queen of must-have-shove-in-your-mouth-bars! This looks amazing Trish! And yeah for apple season, just had my first honeycrsip today.. yum!

  9. I love easy recipes like this that look like they probably took a lot longer than they did! And all that caramel! Yes, please!
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  10. Oh, I love all of that ooey gooey caramel! Your son looks so excited, and I think I’d feel the same if I got to help! Pinning!
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  11. Holy cow Trish – it’s a really good thing we moved away from Placerville. We would be way too close & I think you & I could be dangerous if we got together. These look AMAZING!
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  12. That caramel oozing out has me drooling like crazy over here! I love these!!
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  13. I bet these make the house smell incredible while baking! Love the gooey caramel!
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  14. These look amazing and love that these are so easy! Nothing like caramel and apple for the fall!
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  15. oh Trish, these make my heart happy! I love all the apple caramel things

  16. I wish that aroma was in MY kitchen! Whoa, that caramel layer is fabulous, I wouldn’t be able to keep my mouth off that spoon!
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  17. This looks delicious! I would love for you share it on my Tasty Tuesday recipe link up here! Everything gets pinned and I would love to have you!

  18. Ok, these look so yummy! I am going to try this recipe out very soon! Thanks for sharing! Pinned!

  19. Thanks for linking to Create Link Inspire at The Crafty Blog Stalker. You have been featured and pinned! Thank you for sharing.
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  21. These looks delicious! I can’t wait to try these out, especially how they have caramel in them! I’ve been looking for many apple and pumpkin recipes to bake for the fall season and I’m glad I found this site! Thanks so much!

  22. This caramel apple crumble is amazing!!! It’s very easy to make and I was easily able to make it gluten-free. I used gluten-free quick cooking oats, and Betty Crocker gluten-free yellow cake mix. It’s delicious and everyone loves it! We eat it with ice cream on top. Planning on making it for thanksgiving. Thanks for this great recipe!!

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