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Coconut Palm Sugar Caramel Apple Bars

It’s apple season! Wait, no it’s not. But, that doesn’t matter, does it? No! It doesn’t!

What time of the year is the best time to bake your favorite (or soon to be new favorite) apple recipes? Anytime you’ve made a run for a jumbo bag of organic apples, that’s when! Wadda ya know…I just made that very run.

Coconut Palm Sugar Caramel Apple Bars


Oh, momma!

I offer this modified recipe of Caramel Apple Bars as a tip o’the hat to Garry. He has given up white sugar and I wanted to try the coconut palm sugar that he now uses in place of the white stuff to see if it holds up.


Not overly sweet, but no hint of “this is better for you” either. It was perfectly perfect.

Don’t you wanna bite?

Coconut Palm Sugar Caramel Apple Bars

Caramel Apple Bars


  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup Organic Coconut Palm Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Siagon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • Filling:
  • 2-3 medium Gala or Granny Smith apples
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup cream or half and half
  • ¼ cup Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat the butter and coconut palm sugar until creamy.
  3. Add the cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and flour and mix until crumbly.
  4. Set aside one cup of the mixture.
  5. Press the rest into a 9x13 baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake for 12 minutes.
  7. Filling:
  8. Cut into quarters.
  9. Seed apples.
  10. Slice the apple quarters as thin as possible.
  11. Melt the butter in a saucepan.
  12. Add the brown sugar and mix thoroughly.
  13. When mixture is about to start bubbling (you will see tiny bubbles forming along the sides of the pan), add the cream and stir until a creamy sauce forms enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  14. Bars
  15. When the crust is done, arrange the apples in an even layer (I overlapped in some spots) over the crust and pour the caramel over the top.
  16. Sprinkle with the set aside crumbles.
  17. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
  18. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  19. Remove from oven, lift out of the pan using the edges of the parchment paper, and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes.
  20. Cut and serve.


Recipe modified from Pinch of Yum.

If you know someone who has given up white sugar and is using coconut palm sugar in its place (the science is still not settled, but there seems to be some evidence that coconut palm sugar -in moderation- doesn’t spike glucose levels), this makes a lovely dessert for them in mind. Obviously, this is not health food, but every one needs a bit of a splurge now and again, right?


Happy Baking, Y’all!


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Monday 4th of September 2017

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Tuesday 3rd of January 2017

MMM so good. Can't wait to share this with my husband..

Patti Tucker

Tuesday 3rd of January 2017

Hope he likes them!


Wednesday 27th of January 2016

You always seem to have the most delicious looking recipes! YUM! YUM! YUM!

Patti Tucker

Wednesday 27th of January 2016

Thank you, Diana!

Elle Spann

Monday 25th of January 2016

oh cool! I've never used it before. I tend to use truvia, instead of white sugar. elle

Patti Tucker

Monday 25th of January 2016

If you try the recipe, come back and tell us what you think.


Monday 25th of January 2016

Those look so tasty!!!! Gonna have to see if I can make this swap for my hubs too!

Patti Tucker

Monday 25th of January 2016

Garry loved them. Good luck!