Saturday, May 29, 2010
These are one of my all-time favorite bars.
2 cups flour
2 cups oatmeal (use quick-cooking, not instant)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups butter, melted (may use a little less, if desired)
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
Mix together the above until crumbly, and set aside.
1 (14-oz) pkg caramels (Kraft), unwrapped
5 tbsp evaporated milk
Melt together the caramels and evaporated milk over low heat, until smooth.
2 cups milk chocolate chips
Press half of the oatmeal mixture into a greased 9 x 13" pan. Bake 350 degrees for about 8 - 10 minutes, or until light golden brown. Sprinkle with the milk chocolate chips. Let sit until chocolate is melted, and spread evenly over bars. Pour caramel mixture over the chocolate and drop remaining oatmeal mixture over the caramel. Bake an additional 15-20 minutes, or until set and golden brown. Do not over bake. Cool and cut into bars.