Easy Caramel Apple Bars

Bake the irresistible combination of caramel and apples in an easy cookie mix bar.

In these decadently delicious bars, a shortbread crust is layered with spiced apples and homemade caramel then finished with a crumb topping.

Note: To make quick work of the apple slices, I prefer to use a peeling machine such as this one which I think is also a great investment for pies. If you’re doing the slicing by hand, simply peel and core the apples then slice into 1/8-inch slices.

Easy Caramel Apple Bars

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 55 min
  • Servings 36


1/2 cup cold butter
1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® oatmeal cookie mix
1 egg
1 cup finely chopped peeled apple
3/4 cup caramel topping
1/4 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom of 13×9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, cut butter into cookie mix using fork or pastry blender. Stir in egg until mixture is crumbly.
  3. Reserve 1 1/2 cups cookie mixture. Press remaining cookie mixture into bottom of pan. Bake 15 minutes. Sprinkle apple evenly over crust. In small bowl, mix caramel topping and flour; drizzle over apples. Sprinkle reserved cookie mixture over apples.
  4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 2 hours. For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows.

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