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Caramel Apple Crisp Bars

Sweet caramel apple bars topped with crunchy oats! Drizzled with a decadent caramel sauce for the finishing touch. They start with a cake mix for an easy fall inspired dessert

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Happy Fall Y’all!

Ok, it’s almost fall. We still have a couple more weeks. But, who can wait?

Not me! I love fall. It’s my very favorite season. No more humidity or continual running of the air conditioner. It’s now sweatshirts and open windows.

Love it.

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Of course..fall food is the best too. Creamy soups, pumpkin everything and my personal favorite..apples. Now, we eat apples all year round. But, being that now is apple season..they just taste a bit better.

Caramel Apple Crisp Bars are the perfect place to start our apple season. 🍎

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What you need to make these amazing bars, plus, a few notes:

  • Caramel Apple Cake Mix: This is a “special edition” cake mix by Pillsbury. You can find it at your local grocery store, Walmart or Target.
  • Caramel Apple Frosting: Again, this is the same as the cake mix. Check your local grocery store or regular caramel sauce can be used instead.
  • Old fashion oats.
  • Butter:  Make sure it’s softened! Also, when mixing butter into your cake mix/oat mixture, you can can use a pastry cutter or a fork will work just fine.
  • Egg
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Apples: Peeled and diced.
  • Non stick cooking spray:  This is not just for greasing the pan! Give your sharp knife a spray before cutting bars. This will help prevent the caramel from sticking all over your knife.
  • These bars are best served warm, but be careful! The apples are quite hot. Let them sit about 30 minutes before drizzling the caramel and serving.
  • Be sure to keep leftovers covered in the refrigerator!
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Yield: Approx 24 bars

Caramel Apple Crisp Bars

Caramel Apple Crisp Bars #tableforsevenblog @tableforseven #apple #caramel #bars #dessert

Sweet caramel apple bars topped with crunchy oats! Drizzled with a decadent caramel sauce for the finishing touch. They start with a cake mix for an easy fall inspired dessert.

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes


  • 1 box Caramel Apple Cake Mix or yellow cake mix
  • 1 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups diced apples
  • 1/3 cup caramel apple frosting or caramel sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, oats, egg, cinnamon and butter. Mix with a fork to make coarse crumbs.
  3. Measure out 1 cup of cake mixture and set aside.
  4. Take remainder of mixture and press into the bottom of prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and spread apples on top.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining cake mixture on top of apples.
  8. Bake an additional 20-25 minutes of until topping starts to brown.
  9. If using frosting, microwave until it is soft and you are able to stir.
  10. Let them cool for approx 30 minutes, then drizzle with warmed caramel frosting or caramel sauce.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 167Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 219mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate

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Friday 21st of September 2018

Congratulations on the well deserved feature at Artsy Fartsy Link Party. Your caramel apple crisp bars look fabulous.

Erin Table for Seven

Sunday 23rd of September 2018

Thanks Amy!

Miz Helen

Tuesday 18th of September 2018

I really want this bar right now!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, your post is awesome. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us soon! Miz Helen

Erin Table for Seven

Tuesday 18th of September 2018

Thanks Miz Helen!

April J Harris

Monday 17th of September 2018

This recipe is definitely a great way to welcome Fall, Erin! I adore salted caramel apple anything and I know my family and I would love these delicious Salted Caramel Apple Crisp Bars! Thank you so much for sharing with the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I’m featuring this post at the party this week. Hope to ‘see’ you there! Have a great week ahead!


Thursday 13th of September 2018

Don't mind me, just drooling over here! This looks incredible, definitely adding it to my 'to do' list this weekend, thanks for sharing!

Erin Table for Seven

Thursday 13th of September 2018

Ha! Thanks Ariana! Enjoy :)


Wednesday 12th of September 2018

It sounds wonderful and I want to give it a try! Let's see if I can find the cake mix and the caramel, otherwise I'll have to improvise... Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

Erin Table for Seven

Wednesday 12th of September 2018

Thanks Teresa!

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