Caramel Apple Oatmeal Carmelitas
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Caramel Apple Oatmeal Carmelita Bars: the beloved classic recipe gets a delicious makeover! You'll love the buttery caramel, cinnamon-spiced apples and chewy oatmeal cookie crust. A perfect fall dessert!

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple, Bars, blondies, caramel, carmelita, carmelitas, oatmeal
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 465 kcal
For the caramel apple filling
For the oatmeal bars
To make the apple filling:
  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet, over medium heat.  
  2. Add the apples, sugar, cinnamon, and salt.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until the apples have softened slightly (about 5 to 10 minutes).
To make the oatmeal bars:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  
  2. Mist a 9-inch x 9-inch square baking pan with non-stick spray, and line it with parchment paper, allowing the excess to drape over the sides of the pan.
  3. Place the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.  
  4. Cut the butter into half-inch pieces, and use a pastry blender or clean hands to combine it with the dry ingredients (the mixture should be very crumbly, like streusel).  
  5. Press about 2/3 of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.  
  6. Top with the cooked and cooled apple filling, and drizzle with caramel sauce.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture over the top, leaving a few spaces for the caramel apple filling to peek through.  
  8. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges.  
  9. Cool completely, then cut into bars.  Garnish with more salted caramel sauce, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Caramel Apple Oatmeal Carmelitas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 465 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 280mg 12%
Potassium 167mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 64g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 31g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 13.6%
Vitamin C 2.5%
Calcium 5.1%
Iron 10.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.