These bars taste like caramel apples, but without all the fuss!
I'm not really sure how to rate these. My husband thought that they were okay and honestly he was a little disappointed. I did like them, they reminded me of an apple crisp with carmel. However, prep was ridiculously long due to the caramels. I would recommend buying a caramel sundae sauce and just drizzeling it over the apples, it would make the process a lot easier. - 10 Oct 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Delicious and moist! Substituted caramel ice cream topping for unwrapped caramels and had no problem getting topping evenly over apples. I heated the topping in the microwave to make the consistency a little thinner which made it easier to pour. - 12 Nov 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
These were quite good, but they do fall apart a bit when you try to cut them while still warm as the recipe suggests. I melted the caramels on the stovetop in a non-stick saucepan with a tablespoon or two of water added and they came out smooth. Rather than try to "spread" the caramel, I just drizzled it over the top of the apples with a spoon and it worked out fine. The prep time for this is quite a bit longer than 15 minutes though....I'd say at least 30 minutes; baking time is accurate. Be sure to use real butter in the crust...it DOES make a big difference in the taste. We liked these better chilled than fresh out of the oven. Quite addicting though...my husband keeps asking for them. Thanks!! - 08 Oct 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)