Caramel Apple Spice Bars a simple to make dessert that starts out with a cake mix and is topped with apples, caramel, and walnuts.
These caramel apple spice bars are perfect to make in the fall with the apples that are in season now.
Apples are something that I have in the house at this time of the year. I love to take an apple in my lunch for work usually every day. But also I love baking with apples in the fall, well actually I love to bake apple desserts year round.
But in the fall there is something special about the smell of apples and cinnamon baking in the oven. Maybe it is because fall is my favorite time of year and apples and cinnamon remind of fall. Not sure if that makes sense, but I hope you get what I mean.
This recipe for the caramel apple spice bars is simple to make. All you need to have on hand to make these bars is a spice cake mix, evaporated milk, caramel bits, cinnamon, apples, and walnuts.
What are the best apples to bake or cook with?
- Granny Smith
- These are just to name a few. My favorite apples are Granny Smith and McIntosh to bake/cook with.
It is fall! Would you like more apple recipes to try? Check these out:
- 1 box spice cake mix
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons evaporated milk
- 1 cup caramel bits Kraft
- 3 cups finely chopped apples I used Granny Smith
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 13-inch pan
In a medium bowl mix the spice cake mix, 3/4 cup evaporated milk and melted butter. Spread the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
In a small saucepan heat the caramel bits and the 2 tablespoons of evaporated milk. Heat over medium-low heat until melted. Stirring occasionally. Set aside.
Peel and chop the apples into small pieces (3 small Granny Smith apples make about 3 cups). Toss the apples with the sugar, cinnamon, and flour.
Sprinkle the apples over the cake mix mixture. Drizzle the caramel over the apples. Sprinkle the chopped walnuts over the caramel.
Place the bars into the preheated oven. Bake 35 to 37 minutes or until when a wooden pick is inserted comes out clean.
Cool on a cooling rack. Bars are best the first day they are baked.