Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is from BettyCrocker.com. Warning: you can't eat just one! I'm generally a healthy eater but polished off several of these delicious beauties before they were even cool. YUMMMMMMM!
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine, softened
- 1⁄4 cup shortening (I used butter flavor Crisco)
- 1 3⁄4 cups flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 5 cups coarsely chopped peeled tart apples
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 14 ounces chewy caramels
- Heat oven to 400* F.
- Mix brown sugar, butter and shortening in large bowl.
- Stir in 1 3/4 c flour, the oats, salt and baking soda.
- Reserve 2 c of oat mixture; press remaining mixture in ungreased 13x9x2 inches pan.
- Toss apples and 3 T flour; spread over mixture in pan.
- Heat caramels over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted; pour evenly over apples (don't worry if it's not perfect- caramel will even out during baking).
- Sprinkle with reserved oat mixture; press lightly.
- Bake 25-30 minutes or until topping is golden, apples are tender, and caramel is set.
- Store covered in refrigerator (if they last that long!).
I've made this twice in the past week, it's delicious! I followed recipe to a "T" except I did add some apple pie spices to spruce it up and I also used caramel ice cream topping for times sake. Its super easy and my entire family loves it! Made it for a party as well and had to hand out recipe a few times. Will definitely be added to our permanent fall baking goodies:) Thanks for posting.
Very good. I followed the recipe as written other then I added the milk like other reviewers suggested and I cut the salt in half. We all enjoyed these. Made for Spring PAC 2010.
Followed the previous reviewer's suggeston & added a little milk to help the caramel spread a little better & it worked for me! These were made for a neightbor's teen party, but I managed to snag a few before delivery ~ WONDERFUL TASTING BARS, & not nearly as messy as a caramel apple! This certainly is a keeper! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick-A-Chef]