Quinn's Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Treats

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By
@Quinnn

I use a ton of oatmeal in my cooking. Maybe it just makes me feel like there is something actually healthy in some of the things that I make. ;)

These bars will make everyone happy... the chocolate lovers, the granola bar lovers and the caramel lovers.


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Serves:

12

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CRUST:

1 1/2 c
flour
1 1/3 c
quick or old fashioned oats, your choice
1 c
brown sugar
3/4 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
8-9 Tbsp
butter, just melted

TOPPING:

12 oz
chocolate chips
40
kraft caramels, unwrapped
6 Tbsp
half and half or milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13" baking dish and set aside.
2
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, oats, baking soda and salt. Melt the butter in the microwave until just melted. Combine with crust ingredients. (If your crumb mixture seems a little dry, add a little more melted butter.)
3
Press 3/4 of mixture into prepared pan. (Reserve rest for topping.) Bake for 10-12 minutes until very lightly golden.
4
Sprinkle chocolate chips over baked crust. Microwave caramels and half and half until smooth and the consistency of ice cream topping. (Add a little half and half if not pourable.) Pour over chocolate chips.
5
Crumble remaining dough evenly over the top.
6
Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Although it's tempting to sample them hot out of the oven, be cautious of the hot caramel... I speak from experience! lol

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids