Apple and Caramel pie filling surrounded by a crumbly cinnamon-oat crust and topping. These bars scream fall without needing any pumpkin.
Caramel Apple Crumble Bars
AuthorRegina | Leelalicious
2small tart applesGranny Smith, thinnly sliced
5tablespoonscoconut oilmelted, or butter
20soft caramel candiesor 1/2 jar caramel ice cream topping + 1/8 cup flour
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a 8x8-inch baking pan.
Whisk together flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add melted coconut oil and mix to a crumbly texture. Add 1 tablespoon more flour or melted oil if mixture is too wet or too dry. Press 3/4 of the mix into lined baking pan and bake for 7 minutes.
Spread apple slices evenly over crust. Microwave caramel candies ti melt them. Drizzle melted caramel over apple slices. (Alternatively you can combine 1/2 jar caramel ice cream topping with 1/8 flour and pour over apples).
Top with remaining crumbs and sprinkle with coarse sugar to add sparkle. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden-brown.
Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature. Cover and chill thoroughly in the fridge before cutting into squares. Store bars in the fridge.
Serve with ice cream or whipped cream, or just as they are.