Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup brown sugar

  2. 1/2 cup butter, softened

  3. 1/4 cup solid vegetable shortening

  4. 1-3/4 cups flour

  5. 1-1/2 cups quick cooking oats

  6. 1/2 tsp. salt

  7. 1/2 tsp. baking soda

  8. 4 cups chopped peeled tart apples (3 medium apples)

  9. 3 Tbsp. flour

  10. 14 oz. pkg. caramels, unwrapped

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In large bowl, combine brown sugar with butter and shortening and cream together until well blended. Add 1-3/4 cups flour, quick cooking oats, salt and baking soda and mix well. Measure out 2 cups of this crumbly mixture and set aside. Pat remaining crumbly mixture into 13x9" pan.

  2. In large bowl, combine apples and 3 Tbsp. flour and spread over crust.

  3. In medium bowl, microwave unwrapped caramels until melted, about 4-5 minutes on MEDIUM powder, stirring every minute. Pour over apples and then sprinkle with reserved crumbly mixture. Pat lightly.

  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until crumbs are golden brown and apples are tender when pierced with fork. Cut into bars when cooled. Store in refrigerator.


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