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Caramel Apple Oat Bars

Caramel Apple Oat Bars are the perfect way to celebrate the season! Packed full of fresh apples, nuts and oozing with caramel, these bars are hard to resist!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword caramel apple oat bars
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 24 bars
Calories 193kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup butter melted
  • 30 KRAFT caramel squares
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 2 cups tart baking apples peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts pecans or walnuts - optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a 9x13 baking pan with parchment or lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Combine oat, flour, brown sugar, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl.
  • Stir in butter until nice and crumbly.
  • Press a little more than half of the oat mixture into the bottom of the pan and bake for 8 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, melt caramels and milk together in a microwave-safe container on high in 30 second intervals, stirring in between. Set aside.
  • Remove pan from the oven and sprinkle with apple and nuts. Drizzle caramel mixture over the top.
  • Crumble remaining oat mixture over the top of the caramel and return pan to the oven.
  • Bake for an additional 20-22 minutes or until top is lightly browned.
  • Let cool completely before cutting into bars.

Nutrition

Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 172mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 188IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg