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Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Cookie Bars

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, bars, cake mix cookies, caramel, dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 408 kcal
Author Jenny

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 3 Cups Golden Graham Cereal ground in food processor
  • 1 Roll Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough or 2 pkgs Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Dough Mix prepared and divided into 2 equal parts
  • 8 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 21 oz can apple pie filling
  • 1.5 oz package Nature Valley Oats N' Honey Crunchy Granola Bars 2 count, crushed (I use a rolling pin to crush them right in the bag before opening)
  • 9.5 oz Kraft Caramels
  • 1/2 Cup half and half

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Combine melted butter and ground cereal into a large bowl; press into an 8x8 inch baking dish lined with foil that's been sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake for 10 minutes then remove from oven.  Crumble half of the cookie dough over partially baked crust.
  2. Place cream cheese, sugar and vanilla into a mixer; beat until smooth.  Pour over crumbled cookie dough layer.  Bake for 25 minutes then remove from over.  Top with 3/4 of the apple pie filling (I chose to just add part, but you can add the whole can if desired).  Next top with remaining cookie dough, breaking off into little pieces evenly over top.  Sprinkle with crushed granola bars and bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes clean from center.   Let cool completely then cut into squares.  Melt caramels and half and half according to package directions.  Drizzle over each bar.  Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Cookie Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 408 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 293mg13%
Potassium 197mg6%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 755IU15%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 132mg13%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.