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How to make:

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

Make a batch of apple pie bars for the perfect shareable fall dessert! Plus, these Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars are vegan and gluten-free!

Prep Time:
1 hour 30 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
2 hours 25 mins
12-16 bars 1x
Rating: 5 from 2 reviews





Caramel sauce:


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch x 8-inch baking pan with foil; lightly grease with non-stick spray.
  2. Make the crust: In a large bowl, add oat flour, almond meal and flax meal. Stir to combine. Add coconut oil, maple syrup and salt; stir until ingredients are fully incorporated. Add water; mix well.
  3. Press the crust evenly into the pan, slightly bringing the crust up on the sides. Make sure the crust is the same thickness throughout. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven; place in the fridge and cool for 10 minutes.
  4. Make the filling: In the same large bowl, place the sliced apples, coconut sugar, oat flour, applesauce, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Stir until the ingredients evenly coat the apples. Evenly layer the apples on the baked crust; slightly press down to pack the apples in.
  5. Make the topping: In the large bowl, add oats, pecans, oat flour, cinnamon and salt; stir to combine. Add melted oil, maple syrup and vanilla. Stir well until ingredients are fully incorporated. Sprinkle topping evenly on top of the layered apples.
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until the topping is lightly browned and crispy. Remove from the oven; let the bars sit in the pan for 30 minutes. Place in the fridge and let cool for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Make the salted caramel sauce: In a blender, add soaked dates, milk and salt. Blend until smooth. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the bars. Slice and enjoy!


*I sliced the apples vertically about 1/8″ – 1/4″ thick and cut those slices in half. Cut out the core and seeds.
**You can use any nut you want, like walnuts or almonds. You can also use seeds if you’re nut-free.