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Eight apple pie bars on a stone tray sitting on a white and red kitchen towel along with two green apples
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5 from 4 votes

Apple Bar Recipe with Caramel Frosting

The perfect fall dessert! These Apple Bars topped with a Caramel Frosting have a soft, flaky crust this is layered with homemade apple pie filling then drizzled with caramel frosting!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 Bars
Calories: 384kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 5 c. apples peeled & sliced
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 3 c. flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 c. butter
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 c. Rice Krispies crushed

Caramel Frosting

  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp. caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 tbsp. milk
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  • Mix apples and 1 c. sugar together and set aside. Mix flour, salt, 1 Tbsp sugar and melted butter. Put egg yolk (set the egg white aside for later) in 1 c. measuring cup. Add milk to 2/3 line. Mix all these ingredients.
  • Take half of dough and roll out to fit a 10x15 inch jelly roll pan. Put dough in the bottom of the jelly roll pan. Sprinkle crushed cereal over the dough. Top with apple mixture.
  • Roll out remainder of dough. Place on top of apple filling. Beat the egg white and brush over the top. Sprinkle a little sugar over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
  • While bars are cooling combine the cream cheese and butter in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 15-20 second intervals until you can whisk the mixture together. Whisk in caramel sauce, milk and vanilla until smooth. Whisk in the powdered sugar until smooth. Drizzle over bars.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 278mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 1025IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 4.5mg