Caramel Apple Bars
by: Betty Crocker
Prep Time:20 min
Start to Finish:50 min
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup shortening
1 3/4 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
4 1/2 cups coarsely chopped peeled tart apples (3 medium)
3 tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 bag (14 ounces) caramels
1. Heat oven to 400ºF. Mix brown sugar, butter and shortening in large bowl. Stir in 1 3/4 cups flour, the oats, salt and baking soda. Reserve 2 cups oat mixture; press remaining oat mixture in ungreased rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches.
2. Toss apples and 3 tablespoons flour; spread over mixture in pan. Heat caramels over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted; pour evenly over apples. Sprinkle with reserved oat mixture; press lightly.
3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender. For 36 bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows while warm.
***Store covered in refrigerator.
1 Serving: Calories 145 (Calories from Fat 45 ); Total Fat 5 g (Saturated Fat 3 g); Cholesterol 10 mg; Sodium 130 mg; Total Carbohydrate 24 g (Dietary Fiber 1 g); Protein 2 g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2 %; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 2 %; Iron 2 % Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 Fat
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet