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Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

These Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars are baked in a sheet pan and perfect for sharing this holiday season.
Categories Clean Eating. Gluten-Free, Dessert, Sweet Treat
Difficulty Easy
Keyword caramel apple pie bars, salted caramel apple bars, salted caramel apple pie bars
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 280 kcal
Author Lacey Baier

Ingredients

For The Crust:

  • 4 cups almond flour (AKA almond meal)
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 1/3 cups coconut oil, melted

For the Apple Pie Filling:

  • 4 large granny smith apples, sliced into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 tbsp. almond flour
  • 3 tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

For the Topping:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

For the Salted Caramel Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. almond butter
  • 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt

Instructions

To make the crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, melted coconut oil, coconut sugar, and sea salt. Stir together well.

  3. Press this mixture into the prepared sheet pan in an even layer.

  4. Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, until bubbly and slightly firm.

For the filling (make while crust is baking):

  1. Combine the apples, almond flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice, and set aside.

For the topping (make while crust is baking):

  1. Combine the rolled oats, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and almond flour in a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Remove the crust from the oven, and then increase the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
  3. Layer the apple mixture evenly over the crust.
  4. Sprinkle the apple layer with the oat topping.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the topping is golden brown.

For the salted caramel sauce (make while crust is baking):

  1. In a sauce pan over medium heat, combine the coconut oil and pure maple syrup, and stir together.

  2. Once heated through, add the almond butter, and whisk together until smooth. 

  3. Remove from heat, then add in the vanilla extract and sea salt.

  4. When the bars are finished baking, remove from the oven and allow them to cool for 20 minutes. Then place them in the freezer for 30 minutes. 

  5. Cut into 12-16 bars and drizzle with the salted caramel sauce.

Recipe Notes

These apple pie bars are best if stored in the freezer to maintain their structure.  They can be stored in an air-tight container for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts
Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 155
% Daily Value*
Fat 17.2g26%
Saturated Fat 12.2g61%
Sodium 34.2mg1%
Carbohydrates 12.3g4%
Fiber 3.5g14%
Sugar 10.2g11%
Protein 5.2g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.