My family and I went to Carter Mountain to pick some fresh apples and once we got home we made some caramel apple bars! They were absolutely delicious and gooey. Whether you pick your own apples or not, enjoy!!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups  old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/4 cups  flour, divided
  • 1 tsp.  baking soda
  • 1 tsp.  ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp.  ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup  butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1 pkg.  (11 oz.) KRAFT Caramels
  • 2 Tbsp.  milk
  • 2 large  apples, chopped (about 2 cups)

Directions

Heat oven to 350ºF. Line 13×9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides; spray with cooking spray. Mix oats, 1 cup flour, baking soda and spices until blended.

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Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour mixture until blended. Reserve 1 cup oat mixture; press remaining onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 15 min.

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Meanwhilemicrowave caramels and milk in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until caramels are completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring every 30 sec. Stir in remaining flour.

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Sprinkle apples over crust; drizzle with caramel sauce. Crumble remaining oat mixture over caramel sauce.

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Bake 20 to 25 min. or until golden brown. Cool completely. Use foil handles to lift dessert from pan before cutting into bars.

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