Caramel Apple Cookie Bars Recipe

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.
Makes: About 16-20 servings
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 13 in. x 9 in. pan with vegetable pan spray.

Step 2

In medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Bake 28-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Remove to cooling grid; cool completely.

Step 5

Drizzle with caramel ice cream topping.

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all-purpose flour

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

baking powder

1 teaspoon baking powder


1 teaspoon salt

baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

butter, softened

1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)

granulated sugar

1-1/2 cups granulated sugar


2 Eggs

ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

chopped dried apples

1-1/2 cups chopped dried apples

pecan chips

1/4 cup pecan chips

caramel ice cream topping or sauce

1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping or sauce

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