Recipe by Rhonda O
Do you have extra apples but don't feel like making a pie? Try this easy-to-make bar with layers of brown sugar and oats surrounding apples and melted caramel. Makes 36 bars
Top Review by Boyz 5
I too made these ( actually before Brandi did )but didn't want to be the one to deliver the bad news,however! I used a homemade recipe for the caramels and I thought maybe that was the reason for it not turning out as expected, therefore didn't feel that it deserved a low rating.My experience with this bar was that the caramel mixture just kind of sat on top of the bottom crust.I feel overall this bar would have tasted better had the caramel stayed on top of the apple mixture.However, I am willing to give these another try using store-bought caramels as I'd really like to see this recipe work.The flavour combination sounds so good together!I will try it again and I'll let you know how it works out,Rhonda!!
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine, softened
- 1⁄4 cup shortening
- 1 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 4 1⁄2 cups coarsely chopped peeled tart apples (3 medium)
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 (14 ounce) bag caramels
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat oven to 400ºF.
- Mix brown sugar, butter and shortening in large bowl.
- Stir in 1¾ cups flour, the oats, salt and baking soda.
- Reserve 2 cups oat mixture; press remaining oat mixture in ungreased rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches.
- Toss apples and 3 tablespoons flour; spread over mixture in pan.
- Heat caramels over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted; pour evenly over apples.
- Sprinkle with reserved oat mixture; press lightly.
- Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender.
- For 36 bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows while warm.
- Store covered in refrigerator.