Apple Caramel Bars

Rating: 4.7 10 Comments

We’re pretty sure that this is the reason Johnny Appleseed got into the apple tree planting business—so you could mix them with caramel and peanuts and make these delicious bars. Make these tasty treats at home with a little help from Duncan Hines and other items found in the baking section of your grocery store.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. In small sauce pan, melt brown sugar, corn syrup and butter on medium heat. Bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. In a mixing bowl add the cake mix, nuts, oatmeal and egg. Mix by hand until blended. Mix caramel pouch as directed and stir in 1/2 cup peanuts.
  4. Pour in the melted brown sugar, corn syrup, and butter mixture. Stir until well mixed. Stir in caramel pouch with peanuts.
  5. Spread evenly into a 9x13 inch, lightly greased baking pan. Press remaining peanuts onto surface of cake. Bake for 30-35mins.
  6. Remove from oven and immediately press down on surface of hot cooked bars with spatula. Cool and refrigerate before cutting.


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audreymacintyre31 on Nov 5, 2014 2:37 p.m.

Never tasted anything like it. I am a caramel lover .

judyb69 on Oct 3, 2015 8:19 p.m.

Yes they are great. Taste even better with finely chopped cashews or walnuts.

lisegf on Oct 6, 2013 3:51 p.m.

We can't aski for more after a long walk in the woods.

beanewt on Sep 27, 2013 5:02 p.m.

I can almost smell them just reading the recipe, am going to make as soon as I find the mix I will make for group lunch I am sure there will not be leftovers

charlie.black76 on Sep 8, 2013 2:16 a.m.

wow it looks so yummy I love apple caramel anything kids would love these for treat at school

blueicats on Sep 7, 2013 11:09 a.m.

I'd be more likely to use pecans than peanuts in this recipe, it does look like a good one

beanewt on Jan 27, 2014 1:02 p.m.

I have to agree with the pecans much more to my taste

Annie76 on Sep 6, 2013 5:57 p.m.


avamif on Sep 6, 2013 2:29 p.m.

these look awesome can't wait to get a box and make some!