Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Bars

24 Apr

Those of you who have known me for a while, know that these bars are my identity. (As well as my monster cookies, but that’s a whole other story). I have been making them for as long as I can remember. I was once told that I could make these for any guy and win his heart. Let me add that the person that told me this was a guy that doesn’t even like sweets. So for all you single ladies out there…this recipe may be just the trick šŸ™‚Ā  It’s pure goodness in a bar. What more could you want, right?

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They aren’t hard to make, but timing is everything. You have to have the caramel melted at the exact same time thatĀ you take the crust out of the oven. So, I like having everything measured out (especially the chips and pecans)Ā first thing. So, forĀ all you procrastinators, theseĀ babies may not be for you šŸ˜‰

INGREDIENTS:

32 kraft caramels, unwrapped

5 Tbsp milk or cream

3/4 cup butter, melted

1 cup flour

1 cup oats

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup chopped pecans

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DIRECTIONS:

1) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and get out your 9×13-inch baking pan.

2) In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, oats, baking powder and salt. Add the melted butter and stir until combine.

3) Press half of the mixture on to the bottom of your 9×13 pan. (It may not seem like there will be enough but just keep pressing it down until there is a thin layer. You might want to add a little more if needed.) Bake for 8 minutes.

4) While your waiting for the crust to bake, in a medium saucepan melt the caramels and milk on medium high. (Make sure you don’t allow the caramel to boil or it will become hard and the wrong consistency). NOTE: You can also start melting the caramels while making the crust and put it on low).

5)Ā When the crust comes out of the oven IMMEDIATELY sprinkle on the chocolate chips. Then sprinkle on the pecans, drizzle on the caramel and finally top with the remaining crust.Ā 

6)Ā Bake for another 10-12 minutes until slightly brown.

7)Ā Allow bars to cool completely before cutting.

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Enjoy.

Love, Lindsi.

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One Response to “Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Bars”

  1. saramarielouise April 24, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

    yesssssssssss
    these are the best things EVER.

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