Saturday, May 29, 2010

Oatmeal Caramelitas

Printable Recipe

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.

Additional ingredients
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.

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Pam said...

Oh my gosh! I love oatmeal bars and must try this with the caramel! It looks delicious and a must try!

Heidi said...

What a wonderful looking recipe! YUMMY :)

Alisa said...

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