Sunday, November 1, 2015

SRC - Caramel Apple Traybake

This was the perfect fall treat to bring to our Halloween get together .  So sweet and so easy - you need to try this!!

Its time for Secret Recipe Club again - I love being part of this fun club! My favorite part of the SRC is assignment day - I love when I get that e-mail in my inbox with the link to the blog that I get to choose my recipe from. I also love that most of my assignments have all come from blogs I have never been to before, it's really a great opportunity to find some fabulous bloggers out there and some delicious recipes. If you are not familiar with exactly how this club works, you can stop by the website and learn all about it - maybe even join in! Basically you are (secretly) assigned a blog to checkout, browse through their recipes, choose one to make and blog about it. It's a lot of fun!

This month I was assigned another new to me blog, Casa Costello.  When I went on my search for a recipe to make I was looking for a sweet treat to bring to a Halloween get together.  As it turns out, this blog is full of dessert recipes! Helen's blog was full of so many amazing sounding and looking recipes, it wasn't easy choosing one. Her Gin and Lime Cake had me very curious, I will definitely give it a try sometime soon.  She also has a great recipe for Bacon and Maple Scones - yum!! I decided to try the Caramel Apple Traybake because it just screams Fall to me.  Also - my daughter just got her braces and was upset about missing out on her favorite caramel apples this year - this was my solution.

I had to tweak this recipe a bit because some of the ingredients weren't available here and I had to adjust measurements and just guess on a few things. For example, I replaced HobNob Biscuits with Graham Crackers.  I'm not sure if they are at all similar but it worked for us.  Also, the recipe calls for a tin of caramel.  I just grabbed a jar from the store and hoped it was close enough in size.  In the end I noticed my bars didn't set as well as Helen's, they don't hold shape.  They do taste great though!  The best way to eat my bars is with a spoon, they are ooey, gooey and yummy!

1 sleeve of graham crackers, crushed
1 stick of unsalted butter, melted
2 handfuls of mini marshmallows
2 handfuls of Rice Krispies
1 egg, beaten
1 apple, chopped small
2 tablespoons of flour
1 jar of caramel sauce

Preheat oven to 325.
Line a square baking dish with tin foil or parchment paper or butter the dish.
Combine the crushed graham crackers, rice krispies, marshmallows, egg and butter in a large bowl and then spread out in the baking dish.
Bake for 15 minutes (I swirled the marshmallows through a bit once they melted for even distribution.)
Coat the apples with the flour and scatter over the baked mixture.  Pour the caramel over the top and place back in the oven for another 25 minutes.

Helen suggests cutting them into squares while they are still soft and then refrigerating for 2 hours.  Mine came out too soft and needed to set a bit before I could cut them into squares.  Eat them however you like - you won't be disappointed....enjoy!!!


  1. These look really good. It's definitely time for all things apple.

  2. Yum. Caramel and apple on a crust. Who cares if it's a little gooey? Looks delicious.

  3. This looks like a great recipe! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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