Catchy title, isn't it?
It came about like this. I saw the recipe and pinned it of course. Then last week while I was making my grocery list I wrote down the ingredients, knowing I was changing out oatmeal raisin cookie for snickerdoodle, and then while at the store decided to swap out the regular boring caramels for the cute little round ones. The point being that I was thinking through the recipe several times.
I felt comfortable with the recipe. Felt like I understood it...like I got the essence of it.
Turns out I missed a few key parts to actually making this recipe. Like you are supposed to use the giant cookie squares but that really wouldn't have made much difference since I only eat raisins in trail mix. But the biggie I missed was that I should have melted the caramel and drizzled it over the cooked cookie bar.
Still, I came home with an empty dish and everyone delighted in the snickerdoodle caramel apple something I made...not cake like at all but not really a bar either. (I still cut it in squares but you definitely had to eat it with a fork.)
What you'll need:
2 packs Snickerdoodle break apart cookies
1 can apple pie filling (I used my scissors to cut the apples up into smaller pieces)
1 bag of caramel bits (These are the sole reason I was drawn to this recipe...not gonna lie.)
What you'll do:
Take one package of break apart cookies plus three rows of the other pack and press into the bottom of a 9x13 pan.
Top with the pie filling.
Break apart the remaining cookies and tear into little pieces, scattering them over the pie filling.
Sprinkle with caramel bits.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes or until the cookie is a golden brown and the edges are bubbly.
Allow to cool completely before cutting.
As I said, this was well received but I will probably give the original recipe another shot. You know...actually follow it. Except for the snickerdoodle cookie part. Because frankly, snickerdoodle is much more fun to say that oatmeal raisin.