Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Carmel Apple-Nut Bars for National Dessert Day


I couldn’t let a special day like National Dessert Day go by without sharing a yummy dessert with you!

Perfect for apple picking season, these Caramel Apple-Nut Bars are delicious and super easy too!

Picking apples is one of those family activities that we all enjoy! There are some things, like going to the Pumpkin Patch or picking Apples, that is an ageless activity, even my teenagers enjoy the time we spend there.


Caramel Apple-Nut Bars Recipe {adapted from Betty Crocker}

  • 2 cups flour, all-purpose is fine
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup caramel topping (store bought or homemade)
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup nuts, coarsely chopped

I’ve changed the step-by-step a bit this time, just trying something new with the pictures.

Combine 2 cups flour, brown sugar, oats, baking soda and salt.

Add Butter, and combine well.

Press about 3 cups of the mixture into a greased 13×9 pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.

Combine caramel topping and flour

Peel and chop apples and nuts, sprinkle over partially baked crust. Drizzle caramel topping mixture and top with remaining crust.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool and cut into bars.

Now of course, eating them plain, they were delish! But, we just had to add a little more…

Ice cream and drizzle of caramel sauce!  Oh my!! I could have eaten the whole pan!

I found this place that has so many fantastic recipes it is called Hoosiers Homemade. If you would like to check it out here is where you can find then. Thanks for stopping. I hope you enjoy, they are very good.

Hugs, Patricia ♥ ♥ ♥


Nannieflash said...

I dont think Id better make these just looking at the ingrediants is putting weight on me, but they certainly do look yummy. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Lola said...

I didn't know today was a holiday! I better get baking...these look so YUMMY (and apples are my dh's favorites).