Caramel apple oat squares dessert recipe (1991)

Vintage dessert - Caramel apple oat squares

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These deliciously rich and indulgent caramel apple oat squares don’t take long to make, and these bars are doubly amazing when served with ice cream on top.

Caramel apple oat squares

Caramel apple oat squares

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour


  • 1-3/4 cups unsifted flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold margarine or butter
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 20 soft caramel candies, unwrapped
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk)
  • 21 ounces apple filling or topping


  1. Preheat oven to 375 (F).
  2. In large bowl, combine flour, oats, sugar, baking soda and salt; cut in margarine until crumbly.
  3. Reserving 1-1/2 cups crumb mixture, press remainder on bottom of 13- by 9-inch baking pan.
  4. Bake 15 minutes.
  5. Add nuts to reserved crumb mixture.
  6. In heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt caramels with sweetened condensed milk, stirring until smooth.
  7. Spoon apple filling over prepared crust; top with caramel mixture then reserved crumb mixture.
  8. Bake 20 minutes or until set.
  9. Cool.
  10. Serve warm with ice cream if desired.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 888Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 211mgCarbohydrates: 140gFiber: 6gSugar: 37gProtein: 19g

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