Recipe by Pammy101
"These bars taste like caramel apples, but without all the fuss!"
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packed brown sugar
1 3/4 cups
1 1/2 cups
quick cooking oats
1 (14 ounce) package
individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
4 1/2 cups
apple - peeled, cored, and chopped
Delicious and moist! Substituted caramel ice cream topping for unwrapped caramels and had no problem getting topping evenly over apples. I heated the topping in the microwave to make the consistency a little thinner which made it easier to pour.
I'm not really sure how to rate these. My husband thought that they were okay and honestly he was a little disappointed. I did like them, they reminded me of an apple crisp with carmel. However, prep was ridiculously long due to the caramels. I would recommend buying a caramel sundae sauce and just drizzeling it over the apples, it would make the process a lot easier.
These were quite good, but they do fall apart a bit when you try to cut them while still warm as the recipe suggests. I melted the caramels on the stovetop in a non-stick saucepan with a tablespoon or two of water added and they came out smooth. Rather than try to "spread" the caramel, I just drizzled it over the top of the apples with a spoon and it worked out fine. The prep time for this is quite a bit longer than 15 minutes though....I'd say at least 30 minutes; baking time is accurate. Be sure to use real butter in the crust...it DOES make a big difference in the taste. We liked these better chilled than fresh out of the oven. Quite addicting though...my husband keeps asking for them. Thanks!!
These bars were a huge success! If you are a carmel apple lover like myself, you will absoltuely love these! Great recipe for fall! Thanks.
I'd like to preface this by apologizing for this review. I was very disappointed. I followed the recipe verbatim. The chopped apples (I used Granny Smith) were mushy. The flavor was not outstanding. I read such rave reviews, I had to try this. I do not consider myself a gourmet, but
would not feel comfortable serving this at a pot luck or bringing it to a church function. The topping was not appealing to the eye, as well.
I verified the recipe steps, ingred., measurements, and feel that this review is merited. Sorry...
This is a nice change from regular apple crisp. Very easy to make. I layered caramel apple sheets instead of melting caramels. Saves tons of time unwrapping and melting caramels.
This was so good. I had some difficulty with the caramel topping because it didn't melt to a smooth consistency. A great success.
I'm not sure about the no fuss issue, but these are good. Now, how to get the bottom crust to be as crisp as the top. These are best eaten warm...oooh that top crust/crumbles. If I make this again I'll use caramel sauce as others suggested, I used stale/hard caramels that I had in my pantry from x-mas & melted with some butter flavored shortening, it was somewhat a pain. Thanks Hot Pam.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Caramel Apple Bars III
Serving Size: 1/36 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 36
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 47
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