CARAMEL APPLE PECAN BARS

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Caramel Apple Pecan Bars are robust in fall flavors. They’re rich, dense, and soft. You’ll love the fudgy-brownie-like texture, the chewy apples, and crunchy pecans, but above all, you’ll love how simple these bars are to make!

Caramel Apple Pecan Bars

Although it’s still hot out, I have felt a little ‘fall’ in the air a couple of mornings on my run. What a relief! I really enjoy running much more in the cool fall air. As well, there’s football and warm cinnamony fall-flavored desserts.

That’s why I made these easy Caramel Apple Pecan Bars. If you’re not making and eating them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, well, you’re just not living! Seriously, they’re that good and totally worth skipping your meal for dessert running the extra mile!

Caramel Apple Pecan Bars


Caramel Apple Pecan Bars

I can’t even tell you how easy these are to make. In fact, I got them in the oven between the time I got home with the boys from school (3:34) and when I had to take Lincoln to golf practice (3:49) No lie!

Not only are they realllllly easy to make, but they are also divine tasting! They are dense and spicy, much like a fudgy brownie. That’s it, they taste like the fall-caramel-apple-cinnamon-spice brownie… with fresh apples on top, that makes it totally healthy, right?

I’m going with that!

Caramel Apple Pecan Bars

Apple Pie bars are easy to make. For potlucks, I like these rather than a pie because it serves more.

I realize starting with a cake mix is a ‘no-no’ for some people, but I embrace any and all shortcuts.

To make these soft, chewy, and gooey bars you’ll simply mix the cake mix with butter and an egg. Press that thick mixture into your baking dish. The rest of this easy recipe is simply layering the remaining ingredients on top and baking.

I told it was easy, right?

If you enjoy apples as much as I do, you may also want to try these recipe, Favorite Apple Recipes.

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Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary based on the products used.

Caramel Apple Pecan Bars

Caramel Apple Pecan Bars

Caramel Apple Pecan Bars are robust in fall flavors. They’re rich, dense, and soft.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
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Ingredients

  • 16.5 ounce package spice cake mix
  • ½ cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 2 large Granny Smith apples cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¾ cup pecans chopped
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven, 350° Fahrenheit.
  • Spray a 9×13-inch baking pan with non-stick spray or Wilton cake release.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine cake mix, butter, and egg.
  • Press into your 9×13-inch baking pan.
  • Peel and chop apples.
  • Toss chopped apples with sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Sprinkle apples over cake batter.
  • Top apples with pecans.
  • Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over apples.
  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cool before cutting into squares.

Notes

For cleaner cut bars, refrigerate bars before cutting.

Nutrition

Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 279mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 2mg
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25 Comments

  1. Yum oh yum! These are just mouth-melting to look at. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck!

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