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Caramel Apple Bars


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Ingredients

1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup shortening
1 3/4 cups Gold Medal all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
4 1/2 cups coarsely chopped peeled tart apples (3 medium)
3 tablespoons Gold Medal all-purpose flour
1 bag (14 ounces) caramels


1. Heat oven to 400ºF.


Mix brown sugar, butter and shortening in large bowl.


Stir in 1 3/4 cups flour, the oats, salt and baking soda.


Reserve 2 cups oat mixture; press remaining oat mixture in ungreased rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches.


2. Toss apples and 3 tablespoons flour; spread over mixture in pan.


Heat caramels over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted; pour evenly over apples.


Sprinkle with reserved oat mixture; press lightly.


3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender.


For 36 bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows while warm. Store covered in refrigerator.


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