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After a wonderful time at the local orchard this past weekend, I found myself wanting to make all things apple. Since I believe I may have over-purchased a bit, I wanted to get to baking. This first delectable apple treat I am going to share is a recipe for caramel apple squares. This recipe combines the delicious tastes of apples, brown sugar and caramel…they will leave you licking your fingers! I made these last night and the boyfriend took the entire 9×13 pan to work. He said they were gone so quick he did not even get one! Luckily, I had saved two for photo purposes, so he got to taste one of the scrumptious treats after dinner.

I do not not know if I am late to the party, but I need to rave about Honey Crisp Apples…they are amazing! I tried them for the first time last year, but to my disappointment came to find out that they are only available during specific times of the year. If you have never tried these and can get your hands on some…DO IT, they are amazing! I used Honey Crisp Apples in this recipe!

Caramel Apple Bars Adapted from allrecipes

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup chopped apple
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/4 cup white sugar

1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch pan. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon; set aside.
2. In a large bowl, mix together melted butter, brown sugar, and 1 cup of white sugar with a wooden spoon until smooth. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture until just combined, then stir in the apples and walnuts.

3. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pan. In a cup or small bowl, stir together the remaining cinnamon and sugar; sprinkle over the top of the bars.
4. Bake for 30-35 minutes in preheated oven; finished bars should spring back when lightly touched. Cool in the pan, and cut into squares.
5. After these cooled I drizzled them with melted Kraft Caramel Bits! Enjoy!

Up next TwD and a great way to use up that leftover Halloween candy!

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  1. PR says:

    These look and sound yummy! Will be trying soon….if Honey Crisp Apples are not available, what is your suggestion for the next best apple to use – Granny Smith? One other question – ‘chopped’ apple…how small or big did you chop them? Thanks for all your good recipes and postings.

  2. Corrie Anne says:

    Made these for my husband tonight! He loved them! :)

  3. Armyof6 says:

    Made these over the weekend for a halloween party & they came out great :)

  4. Claire says:

    Hey there,
    I had a go at making these squaures today as they look absolutely delicious, however mine have turned out completely wrong and are too cakey and dry. I was expecting the bars to be denser and more brownie like so I’m really disappointed, although I’m sure its nothing to do with your recipe. What could I have done wrong? I’m from the UK and I’m not so good at working with cup measurements- maybe I got the proportions of ingredients wrong? Please help! I’d really like to have a go at doing these again but I don’t want them to turn out like they did this time!
    Thanks :)

    1. Jamie says:

      I really do not know what the problem would be as I am not too familiar with scaling US measurements to work for UK bakers. I am sorry I cannot be of more help to you.

  5. Betty says:

    I have made these several times ,/they are one of the most delicious bars that i know of….One exception ,I make a caramel sauce and drizzle over ,Delicious as can be .this is definately a winner ,Anyone wondering about making it,If you love apples and caramel ,just go for it…..Truly delicious

  6. sam-i-am says:

    my hole family loves apples, so this is a must try in my home. I love the look too this would be a good hoilday dessert. you know you get a lot of apples at christmas time. now if you could them with peaches, sounds good 2. Yummm, thanks for this.

  7. Joline Frecker says:

    These look and sound really yummy Going to make some for the next church supper the 2nd of October. Always looking for new receipes and this one should be a big hit. Bet they go fast. Will let you now after the supper.


  8. Betty says:

    I saw these bars on your site,made them ,and are they ever wonderful,We have a friend who came over ,just after I baked them ,He absolutely loved them .
    He just asked that I make them again for him…… exception ,i make a caramel glaze and drizzle over them,not caramel candies…….one of my favorite recipes……thanks for the great recipe.

  9. sct says:

    I was looking for some sort of apple bars or cake, and this is exactly what I wanted! They are so delicious! I have to stop myself or I will seriously eat the whole pan of them.

  10. elenis says:

    Oh my goodness, look at all those goodies!