Recipes and Cooking Prize Caramel Apple Bars 2.8 (20) You'll earn a gold ribbon from your friends and family when you share these sweet and salty caramel apple bars. Just like a classic caramel apple recipe, these dessert bars feature caramel sauce and apples--and add peanut butter, oat cereal, and peanuts to the mix. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Prep Time: 25 mins Stand Time: 60 mins Total Time: 85 mins Servings: 16 Yield: 16 bars Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 cup smooth peanut butter ¾ cup caramel-flavored ice cream topping 3 tablespoon packed brown sugar 3 cup apple-cinnamon-flavored round toasted oat cereal (Cheerios) 1 cup coarsely chopped dried apples ½ cup salted peanuts, coarsely chopped Directions Line an 8x8x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil up over edges of pan. Butter the foil. In a large saucepan combine 3/4 cup of the peanut butter, 1/2 cup of the ice cream topping, and the brown sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat just until mixture starts to bubble. Remove from heat. Add cereal and apples; stir gently to coat. Transfer to prepared pan; press firmly into pan. In a small bowl stir together remaining 1/4 cup peanut butter and 1/4 cup ice cream topping. Spread evenly over bars and sprinkle with peanuts, pressing lightly. Let bars stand 1 hour to set. Use foil to lift from pan. Cut into bars. Makes 16 bars. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 233 Calories 11g Fat 28g Carbs 6g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 16 Calories 233 % Daily Value * Total Fat 11g 14% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Sodium 174mg 8% Total Carbohydrate 28g 10% Total Sugars 17g Protein 6g Vitamin C 1.8mg 9% Calcium 40.4mg 3% Iron 1.4mg 8% Potassium 73mg 2% Folate, total 72.6mcg Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg Vitamin B-6 0.2mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.