Apple Caramel Spice Bars

  • Yield: 24 servings


1 (18.25-ounce) box spice cake mix
1cup old-fashioned oatmeal
1 egg
1/2cup butter, melted
1/3cup chopped pecans
2 baking apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
1cup fat-free caramel flavored topping
2tablespoons all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Mix oatmeal and cake mix in a mixing bowl, then combine egg and butter. Mixed ingredients with a pastry blender or fork until crumbly texture is achieved. Save one cup crumb mixture, add pecans to it, set aside.
  3. Press remaining mixture into the baking dish and bake 6 minutes. Remove from oven and delicately arrange apples over the crust.
  4. Combine caramel topping and flour, pour evenly over apples. Garnish with remaining pecan crumb mixture.
  5. Bake until bubbly and sides of crust pull away from the baking dish, about 30 minutes. Watch closely as not to overcook bars.


Recipe reprinted with permission from Gulf Coast Favorites (Holly Clegg, 2008). For more from Holly, follow along at her website, Trim & Terrific

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 196
  • Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Cholesterol 19g
  • Sodium 207mg
  • Carbohydrate 32g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Protein 2g