Salted Caramel Apple Crisp Bars

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About a week ago, I shared a recipe for salted caramel sauce. I love it so much that I’ve sort of been going crazy adding it to everything. First, I added it to my salted caramel cashew bars, and now, I’ve added it to my apple crisp bars. Please don’t feel like you have to make a batch just for this recipe. I hate when I read over a recipe and find out that I have to make three other things before I can make whatever it is that I wanted to make (sorry for the times when I do that!). It just makes me feel stressed out, and I don’t want to stress you out. So, if you want to make a batch, great! It’s delicious, and if you like caramel, you’ll be thrilled with it (and me). If not, these bars a great without it – the salted caramel sauce just adds an extra oomph of deliciousness. One other note, if you like a lot of apple filling, you’ll want to double the filling. These bars are about as much crisp as they are apple filling.

Salted Caramel Apple Crisp Bars
Crust and Topping
  • 1 c. oats
  • 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 c. brown sugar (not packed)
  • 1/4 c. butter, melted
  • 2 c. peeled apple slices
  • 1 T. all-purpose flour
  • 1 T. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 c. salted caramel sauce, plus extra for drizzling
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line an 8x8-inch pan with parchment paper, leaving a little overhang. Lightly grease parchment paper with nonstick cooking spray; set pan aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together oats, flour, brown sugar, and butter until combined.
  3. Scoop out 1 ½-cups of the oat mixture and press into prepared pan.
  4. Bake crust for 10 minutes.
  5. While crust is baking, stir together apple slices, flour, sugar, and spices.
  6. Once crust has baked, pour apples over crust.
  7. Drizzle caramel sauce over apples.
  8. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture over apples.
  9. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until crumbs are lightly golden brown and apples are soft.
  10. Drizzle with extra caramel sauce, if desired, and serve warm.


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    • kateheartseating says

      Thanks!! I’ve been obsessed with it lately, too! I think I used it in 3 recipes in week. Hope you enjoy the bars!! =)

  1. says

    Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured later this afternoon!
    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and join me later this evening for Make the Scene Monday #65!

  2. says

    Hi Kate,
    Your Salted Caramel Apple Crisp Bars are just delightful and we will love them. Thank you so much for sharing this special recipe with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. says

    My husband and son will go nuts for these! I’m making them this weekend. Thank you for sharing. As always, I simply love your blog. I light up when I see a new post in my blogroll. Your photos, the calming feel…I enjoy all of it.

  4. says

    These look delicious! What a great on-the-go snack.

    Each week I host a link party at my site ( – it starts on Thursdays and goes all week. I would love it if you would be able to join and share this! Have a great day!


  5. says

    I love anything with caramel and I just tried salted caramel last year and fell in love! I just found your blog over at Lil’ Luna’s link party! Love your blog….I’m a new follower! :)

  6. says

    What amazing mouth watering goodness! Love the idea of salted caramel with the apple crisp! Thanks so much for sharing over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party – hope you’ll visit again next Saturday!

  7. says

    Yum… Yum.. Yum. I think I could eat your pictures they look so good. This is definitely going to be the next dessert I make.

    Krista – (going to the grocery store now!)

    • kateheartseating says

      Thanks so much!! I wish I could share all of this food (then I wouldn’t eat to much of it)! I hope you enjoy them!! =)

  8. [email protected] Plaid and Paisley Kitchen says

    Oh My These look great! I want to jump right in. Salted Caramel is soooo good! Thanks for sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!

  9. says

    These look amazing! :)
    I have to agree with Wanda up there- your photos are amazing! Do you mind me asking what camera you use? I am currently saving up for a new one, and am trying to get opinions from others in the know about which one I should get.

    • kateheartseating says

      Thank you so much!! I’ve been reading photography tutorials lately, and I still have so much to learn! I just figured out how to switch to raw files this last week. I use a Canon Rebel T2i and the lens that came with it (Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II SLR Lens). I’m hoping to get another lens, but for now that’s what I use. Thanks again for the compliment! I really appreciate all the positive feedback! =D

    • kateheartseating says

      Thank you so much!! You are so sweet!!! That means a lot to me!! Thank you for your support and for your fantastic blog!! =D

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