Werther’s Original
Apple Crisp Caramel Butter Bars

Apple Crisp Caramel Butter Bars

Your new fall favorite recipe! Apple blondies swirled with Werther’s Original Chewy caramel sauce and white chocolate chips.


Intermediate Difficulty

For crust:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

For caramel sauce:

For filling:

  • 3 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

For streusel:

  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened cut into small pieces


  1. For crust: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×13-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving excess for easy removal, and grease lightly with cooking spray. Combine sugar, flour and salt in a large bowl, and whisk together. Stir in melted butter and chocolate chips until a crumbly dough forms. Transfer dough to prepared pan, pressing evenly into bottom. Bake until light golden-brown, about 20 minutes.

  2. For caramel sauce: Combine caramels and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave mixture in 30-second increments, stirring between each increment, until caramels begin to melt, about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Add cream and salt, and continue to stir until mixture is smooth, about 1 minute. Set aside to cool.

  3. For filling: Combine apples, flour, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl. Spread apple mixture evenly over the par-baked crust. Drizzle with 1/2 cup of caramel sauce.

  4. For streusel: Mix brown sugar, flour, oats and butter in a large bowl until pea-sized crumbs form. Sprinkle mixture over apples, and bake until golden-brown, about 30 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Top with desired remaining caramel sauce. Slice into bars and serve.

  5. Makes: approx. 16 servings/pieces

    Prep Time: 10 minutes

    Cook Time: 1 hr 2 minutes