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Caramel Apple Oatmeal Bars

These Caramel Apple bars are so easy to make, yet beautifully satisfying! A crumbly oat mixture is layered with spiced apples before being baked and drizzled with caramel sauce. All of our favourite Fall flavours in one bar.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • For the filling:
  • 2 cups (220g) fresh apples, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • For the oatmeal:
  • 1 stick (113g) unsalted butter, set at room temperature for 10 mins before use
  • 1/4 cup (50g) light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50g) caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups (135g) oats, not quick cook
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • For the glaze:
  • 1/3 cup (100g) Carnation Caramel (heaping cup)
  • 1 tbsp milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F and grease and line an 8x8 inch square pan.
  2. Place chopped apples into a medium sized bowl. Place cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and flour into a small bowl and mix together briefly.
  3. Add the spice mix to the apples and toss until the apples are covered, leave to one side.
  4. Make the oat mix: Place butter, sugars, oats and vanilla into a large bowl and rub together until you have a coarse breadcrumb texture - if you have some larger lumps this is fine.
  5. Tip 2/3 of the oat mixture into your lined tin and press into the tin firmly until level.
  6. Sprinkle the apples on top of the oat layer and then add the remaining 1/3 mix of oats on top.
  7. Press the oat mixture until level, having some apples poking through is perfect.
  8. Place in the oven for 30-40 minutes until lightly golden, slightly cracked and the apples are tender when skewered.
  9. Leave to cool in the tin completely before slicing into 9-12 bars.
  10. Place the caramel and milk into a medium bowl and whisk until combined and smooth.
  11. Drizzle or spoon glaze onto cooled bars.
  12. Oatmeal bars will keep in an airtight container, at room temperature for 3 days (apple may go a little soft).

Recipe Notes

Recipe by Annie of Annie's Noms *I use this site and this site to convert my measurements from cups to grams.