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Butterscotch Apple Bars | Grandbaby Cakes
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5 from 3 votes

Butterscotch Apple Bars

Delicious butterscotch apple bars made with cake mix and topped with a simple apple butterscotch mix.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 32 bars
Calories: 156kcal


For the Bars:

  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup salted butter melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips

For the Sauteed Apples:

  • 6 tablespoons salted butter
  • 6 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 apples cored and thinly sliced

For the Butterscotch Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1-2 teaspoons milk


For the Bars:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 15x10x1-inch baking pan; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine cake mix, brown sugar, melted butter, and eggs. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for about 1 minute or until combined, scraping bowl occasionally.
  • Pat dough into prepared pan. Sprinkle with butterscotch chips. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack until room temperature. Cut into bars. Makes approximately 32 bars.

For the apples:

  • Add butter to pan over medium low heat and melt. Next stir in brown sugar and cinnamon then add in apples. Allow the apples to cook in the sauce until they become tender and sauce develops (about 7-12 minutes). Set aside.

For the Butterscotch Sauce:

  • Add butterscotch chips to microwave safe bowl then pour milk.
  • Microwave at 20 second intervals and whisk after each session until combined. It usually takes about 1 minute. If sauce is too thin, add more chips, if too thick, add a bit more milk and whisk until smooth.

To assemble:

  • Spoon apples over each of the bars along with butterscotch sauce and serve.



You can also replace the butterscotch with caramel sauce.


Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 188mg | Potassium: 31mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 0.5mg