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Caramel Apple-Nut Bars for National Dessert Day

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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

Caramel Apple-Nut Bars

Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Quick and delicious Caramel Apple-Nut Bars from HoosierHomemade.com


  • 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


  1. Combine 2 cups flour, brown sugar, oats, baking soda and salt.
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  3. Add Butter, and combine well.
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  5. Press about 3 cups of the mixture into a greased 13×9 pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.
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  7. Combine caramel topping and flour
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  9. Peel and chop apples and nuts, sprinkle over partially baked crust.
  10. Drizzle caramel topping mixture and top with remaining crust.
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  12. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  13. Cool and cut into bars.

Recipe adapted from [Betty Crocker. | http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/caramel-apple-nut-bars/632d753e-17c1-49b1-8798-54c8225b14f3]

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!

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  1. This is dangerous. . . . I think I have all the ingredients. . 🙂

  2. I’m sure this doesn’t have any calories – does it?! They look so yummy it doesn’t even matter!

  3. I love the way you’ve done your photo’s they look great! What a different and delicious sounding dessert, looks like a winner to me!Yvette

  4. Why does no one tell me about a holiday dedicated to my favorite thing, dessert?! Guess I’ll have to make up for it by celebrating the other 364 days of the year. These look delicious and perfect for the season.

  5. Oh this looks yummy. I’ve got this bookmarked!

  6. YUM!! Some of my favorite words – fall, dessert, caramel!! Doesn’t get much better than that! 😉

  7. Liz, this sounds so yummy and fallish. Can you send me some? If not, I guess I will have to put it on my “to do” list. Joni

  8. Yum that looks so good with the ice cream on top!

  9. Courtney@ Cooking Up A Family says:

    supper yummy! I think i will have to make this today!

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