salty caramel oat bars

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By Jenni K
from Hermantown, MN

Salty and sweet go so perfectly together! Recipe from cookiesandcups.com

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves up to 60, depending on size of bars
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For salty caramel oat bars

  • 1 c
    butter
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1 c
    light brown sugar
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 1/2 c
    flour
  • 1 c
    finely crushed pretzels
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 3 c
    rolled oats
  • 1 can
    (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1
    bag (11 oz) bag of caramel bits (if you can’t find the bits, use a 14 oz bag of wrapped caramels, minus 1/2 cup)
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1 c
    milk chocolate chips
  • 1 c
    chopped cashews
  • 1 tsp
    coarse sea salt

How To Make salty caramel oat bars

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a 15x10x1 inch pan with foil.
  • 2
    With your electric mixer beat butter and sugars together. Add eggs and vanilla until incorporated.
  • 3
    On low speed add in your pretzels and flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly mix in your oats. Set aside 1 cup of your batter. Press remaining batter into prepared pan.
  • 4
    In medium saucepan combine your caramels and sweetened condensed milk over medium heat until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth. Pour caramel on oat batter. Sprinkle the cashews, chocolate chips and remaining oat batter on top. Sprinkle your coarse sea salt evenly over top.
  • 5
    Bake for approx. 20 minutes until top starts to golden. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack. When cool, lift bars from pan with foil and cut.
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