Caramel and apples are the flavors of fall, and with these Caramel Apple Cookie Bars, you can make a delicious dessert that is sure to get you in the spirit of the season. Make these cookie bars for Thanksgiving and serve alongside a scoop of vanilla or cinnamon ice cream. A treat that will fill your kitchen (and your bellies!) with the flavors of fall, these Caramel Apple Cookie Bars are sure to be requested year after year.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 13 in. x 9 in. pan with vegetable pan spray.
In medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Add flour mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in dried apples. Press mixture evenly into prepared pan. Top with pecan chips.
Bake 28-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Remove to cooling grid; cool completely.