1/6th of recipe (1 softie): 142 calories, 3g fat, 125mg sodium, 25.5g carbs, 2g fiber, 11.5g sugars, 3g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*

Caramel + apple + cookie. What's not to love?

Ingredients:
4 cubes chewy caramel (like Kraft Traditional Caramels)
1 cup peeled and finely chopped apple
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup plus 1 1/2 tsp. brown sugar (not packed)
2 tbsp. Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated), or HG Alternative
2 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown), room temperature
2 tbsp. no-sugar-added applesauce
2 tbsp. fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup whole-wheat flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
3/4 cup old-fashioned oats

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

Vertically cut each caramel cube in half, and cut each half into 3 evenly sized pieces.

In a microwave-safe bowl, sprinkle apple with cinnamon and 1 1/2 tsp. brown sugar, and stir to coat. Microwave for 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. Mix well.

In a medium-large bowl, combine Splenda with remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar. Add butter, applesauce, egg substitute, and vanilla extract, and thoroughly whisk.

Add flour, baking powder, and salt, and stir until smooth. Fold in oats and apple mixture.

Spoon batter onto the sheet in 6 evenly spaced mounds. Use the back of a spoon to spread and flatten into 3-inch circles.

Place 4 caramel pieces on top of each softie, toward the centers.

Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a softie comes out clean, about 10 minutes.

Enjoy... They're best warm! (Refrigerate leftovers.)

MAKES 6 SERVINGS

HG Alternative: Swap out the Splenda for the same amount of granulated white sugar, and each softie will have 155 calories, 29.5g carbs, and 15.5g sugars (PointsPlus® value 4*). 

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