Recipe By Marzetti
Published Mar 5th
Prep 20m Cook 30m Additional - Ready In 50m
Servings 24 servings Calories 202.8

Marzetti® Old Fashioned Caramel Dip and sweet apples take classic oat bars from ordinary to extraordinary!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) tub Marzetti's® Old Fashioned Caramel Dip
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¾ cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 ½ cups peeled and chopped favorite apples

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. 2 In a mixing bowl, combine flour, oats, salt and baking soda.
  3. 3 In a large mixing bowl, blend together butter, shortening and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add dry mixture and blend to form a crumbly mixture.
  4. 4 Measure and set aside 2 cups crumbs. Press remaining crumbs into a 9x13 inch pan. Spread apples into an even layer over crust.
  5. 5 Transfer Marzetti Old Fashioned Caramel Dip to a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 to 40 seconds or until warm. Stir until smooth. Pour over apples and sprinkle remaining crumbs over all.
  6. 6 Bake on middle rack of oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until top is golden brown and apples are tender. Cut into desired size bars while slightly warm and serve.
  7. 7 Store remaining bars covered in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 202.8
  • Carbohydrate 28.6 g
  • Cholesterol 12.7 mg
  • Fat 9.5 g
  • Fiber 1.4 g
  • Protein 1.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.5 g
  • Sodium 189.6 mg
  • Sugar 15.9 g


  1. These were a flop. Followed directions exactly. Crumb crust had a bitter taste. Definately needed more flavor, maybe some cinnamon and definately more sweetener. Kinda pricey with the cost of all the apples and the 16oz tub of caramel. Sorry guys...huge dissappointment. 1 Star. *
  2. These were really good. I made them for my husband's club meeting and everyone loved them. I didn't change anything for the first batch very unusual for me! Next time I would add a few more apples. Not sure why others said they didn't hold together as bars I did refrigerate them for a short - Read more ...
  3. Made these for my co-workers and they gobbled them up! I took another reviewer's advice and baked the crust first for ten minutes and added the apples and Carmel sauce and crumbs. They fell apart but still tasted great. I didn't have shortening so I substituted organic coconut oil instead. I also couldn't find the - Read more ...
  4. Delicious and easy! I didn't have premade caramel sauce so I used the "Oh-So-Easy Caramel Sauce" recipe from this site in its place. I also added a teaspoon of cinnamon to the crumbles.
  5. I pressed the crust into the pan using a square pan and baked for 10 minutes. Then added the rest of ingredients and baked as directed. Excellent results.
  6. I brought these to a party and they were very popular! I overheard people telling others to go try them because they were so good. However they aren't really "bars" because they fell apart which was annoying when I tried to arrange them on a plate for serving. If the base had actually stayed together - Read more ...
  7. I made these for a Halloween party and they were a hit! The only issue I had was that they were very soft so they fell apart easily. Otherwise very tasty!
  8. Made this for my sister who is in the Air Force stationed in South Korea. Her and all the troops that had a chance to try it LOVED IT!!! They are already requesting I send more. Excellent recipe & Thank you!!
  9. This recipe received great compliments from family and co-workers. Everyone wants the recipe. Excellent!