3-Ingredient Caramel Apple Pie Cookie Bars

By Roxana Yawgel
Created December 8, 2016
Caramel Apple Pie Cookie Bars

I have been baking for almost four years now and as you can imagine there have been a lot of sweet treats. Some were OK, some were never-to-be-mentioned-again, some were really good, and some are mind-blowing! These caramel apple pie bars are mind-blowing! 

The crust is soft and buttery, with a hint of cinnamon. The filling is gooey and chock full of apples. The topping gives just a little crunch to these bars, and the caramel, oh let’s just say it will make your heart skip a beat!

Caramel Apple Pie Cookie Bars

Of course, there are a lot of apple pie bars out there, but you only need three ingredients to make these! Yes, just three! Can you think of an easier way to pack of the yumminess of the classic apple pie in a bar? For these bars you’ll only need a package of refrigerated cookie dough. I prefer Ready To Bake! Big Deluxe Oatmeal Raisin but if you don’t care much for the raisins in the cookie dough, you can use any package of ready-to-bake cookie dough. The filling is a store bough can of apple pie. You’ll also need caramels or a good thick caramel sauce.

Ready to Bake Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, unwrapped caramels, apple pie filling

Preheat your oven and line an 8 by 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Remove nine cookies from the package and press them evenly on the bottom of the baking pan to create the crust.

Oatmeal raisin cookie dough pressing into the bottom of a parchment paper lined square baking pan

Top with the pie filling. Then, crumble the remaining three cookies over the pie filling.

Parchment paper lined square baking pan with apple pie filling and cookie dough crumbles

Bake the dessert in the preheated oven for 45 minutes or until the edges are bubbly. Remove from the oven and cool completely. To make the caramel drizzle, melt the caramels in a heatproof bowl, for about one minute in the microwave. Drizzle over the bars.