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Salted Caramel Apple Bars


Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups all-purpose flour

⅔ cup confectioners’ sugar

⅔ cup confectioners’ sugar

¼ teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 pinch nutmeg

1 pinch nutmeg

½ cup butter, softened

½ cup butter, softened

1 egg

1 egg

1 cup Mott’s® Original or Cinnamon Applesauce

1 cup Mott’s® Original or Cinnamon Applesauce

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cup chopped dried apples

½ cup chopped dried apples

1 cup caramel bits*

1 cup caramel bits*

1 cup chopped walnuts

1 cup chopped walnuts

Topping:

¼ cup granulated sugar

¼ cup granulated sugar

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

⅛ teaspoon coarse sea salt, or to taste**

⅛ teaspoon coarse sea salt, or to taste**

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 9-inch square pan.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 9-inch square pan.

Combine flour, confectioners’ sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl.

Combine flour, confectioners’ sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl.

Cream butter in separate large bowl. Beat in egg, applesauce, and vanilla extract.

Cream butter in separate large bowl. Beat in egg, applesauce, and vanilla extract.

Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Stir to combine. Add diced apples, caramel bits and walnuts; blend in thoroughly. Pour into greased pan and distribute evenly.

Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Stir to combine. Add diced apples, caramel bits and walnuts; blend in thoroughly. Pour into greased pan and distribute evenly.

Combine granulated sugar, cinnamon and sea salt for the topping. Sprinkle evenly on top of the batter.

Combine granulated sugar, cinnamon and sea salt for the topping. Sprinkle evenly on top of the batter.

Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 30-35 minutes.

Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 30-35 minutes.

Cool completely and cut into 16 bars.

Cool completely and cut into 16 bars.

Cook’s Notes:

*You can substitute 25 regular unwrapped caramels but into 6 to 8 pieces each for 1 cup caramel bits.

**Taste the topping mixture before topping the batter to determine how much salt you prefer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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