Caramel Apple Pie Toffee Bars

These dreamy Caramel Apple Pie Toffee Bars have a layer of shortbread, apples and toffee spiked streusel  and are finished off with a drizzle of caramel sauce.Caramel Apple Pie Toffee Bars | A delectable autumn apple treat!

Caramel Apple Pie Toffee Bars

When fall rolls around I love to make all sorts of apple desserts, and apple bars are always at the top of my list. In fact, there are already some exquisite Apple Streusel Bars on this site. But these apple pie bars have a little boost that pushes them over the top: toffee bits!

Caramel Apple Pie Toffee Bars | A delectable autumn apple treat!

Out of This World Results!

When I told Bill there were some apple pie bars in the fridge, that definitely piqued his interest. I didn’t mention anything about the toffee bits as I know that could be enough to dissuade him from taking that first bite.

My plan worked as he fell hard for these bars, then when Tom came over on Sunday, he went on and on about how amazing they were again. My knitting group adored them, too. I shared the recipe for these gems before I even left for home. You’ll love these caramel apple pie toffee bars that are an easy way to get the marvelous flavor of apple pie without all the toil and trouble!

 

Caramel Apple Pie Bars | Dreamy layers of shortbread, apples, toffee bits and streusel!

Tips for Making These Apple Pie Bars:

  • If you don’t want to make a full batch, cut this recipe in half and bake in an 8 x 8-inch pan and bake the crust for only 18 minutes instead of 20.
  • Line your pan with non-stick aluminum foil or parchment paper so you can pull the cooled bars out of the pan and onto a cutting board for easy slicing.
  • If you want to drizzle yours with caramel, there are 3 options. Danielle has a stove top recipe on her blog, I have a microwave caramel sauce on this blog, or you can purchase a premium jar of caramel sauce.
  • Use a pastry blender to make the streusel topping or if you don’t mind getting your fingers messy, I find my hands do the job most efficiently!

Two Sweetie Pies

Thanks again to my lovely friend, Danielle, for another magnificent recipe! She is my go-to blogger for decadent treats. I promise you will love whatever you try from her blog!!! We share a recipe from each other’s sites every second Monday of the month.

Check out Danielle’s take on this recipe as well as her social media sites! Plus make sure to stop by her blog and check out which of my recipes she made this month, too.

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Caramel Apple Pie Toffee Bars

Serves 24     adjust servings

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 65 minutes
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins


Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 pound (4 sticks) salted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup toffee chips (I used Heath brand)

Apple Filling

  • 6 large apples, peeled, cored and quartered and cut into 1/8-inch slices
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter

Instructions

Make crust:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a 9 x 13-inch pan with non-stick foil.
Beat butter, sugars and vanilla until creamy. On low, mix in flour and salt.
Pat ⅔ dough on the bottom and a little up the sides of prepared pan.Chill 20 mins. Bake 20 mins and cool.   
Add cinnamon to the remaining dough and ½ cup toffee chips. Mix to combine.
Lower the oven to 350 degrees.
Make the filling by combining the apples, sugar and cinnamon.
Melt the butter in a deep skillet and cook the apples about 15 minutes until most of the liquid has evaporated. Spread the apples over the crust, leaving a small border.
Dollop the remaining dough on top as a crumb topping.Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the topping is browned. Cool completely and cut into bars.
Top with caramel to serve. Use your favorite jarred recipe, check Danielle's post for her version, or use my Microwave Caramel Sauce.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 bar
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 324kcal Calories from fat 169
% Daily Value
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 263mg 11%
Carbohydrate 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 20g
Protein 3g

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

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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Caramel Apple Pie Toffee Bars | A delectable autumn apple treat!

 

Comments

  1. I love that toffee crumble topping!

  2. these look delicious love the topping !

  3. Ooooh yum! Love that your hubby loved them, too!!!! Xoxo they look
    So delish!!!

  4. All about the apples and cinnamon

  5. I know JT would fall hard for these tasty fall treats… if we hadn’t just had Canadian Thanksgiving and ate our faces off, I would make these delectable bars for sure. Apples and fall definitely go hand in hand and the caramel would just take them over the top.

  6. These sound amazing — a quintessential autumn treat!

  7. Oh my! You caught my attention with the title ‘Caramel Apple Pie Toffee Bars’! This is what Fall baking is all about!! YUM!

  8. Helloooo perfection. These have me drooling just from the photos– cannot wait to try!

  9. Yummy! Over the top deliciousness! Even if there is caramel, toffee and shortbread, it’s still healthy cuz there are apples, right?

  10. The perfect dessert! They look so delicious Liz – you are an amazing baker.

  11. Wow I would love a pan of these in my house……. then again I would eat them all so maybe not. They really do look gorgeous Liz.

  12. These bars look amazing. I too love apple desserts in the fall. Love the shortbread crust for these bars.

  13. I like your “what he doesn’t know won’t hurt him” approach on food, Liz. My husband hates it when I sneak ingredients he doesn’t like into his food, but, if he insists in being picky, I’ll do what I have to do (haha). These bars look delicious! I need to have one right now! 🙂

  14. I think I better join that knitting group if they get snacks like this! These sound fabulous Liz! I am loving all of the fall desserts!

  15. What type of apples do you recommend

    • Hi, Nancy,
      I’d suggest Granny Smith since they hold their shape. I usually use a mixture for the best flavor, but I remember the Golden Delicious getting to mushy! Hope you enjoy!

  16. Liz, thank you again for another wonderful treat~!!

  17. I’m far from getting my fill of apple desserts and I think the Mr will like these also.

  18. I love a good crumb bar and I can never resist anything caramel apple!

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