Sunday, February 5, 2012

Caramel Oatmeal Bars

Buttery oatmeal,
gooey caramel.
As our "little spoonful", Dylan says

 This is a fairly new recipe that we found.
But have made many times in the last couple months.
Because we just love it.
We love oatmeal.
And caramel.
And it tastes good.

Although we're not too fond of unwrapping the caramels,
it is so worth it.

Once you have the caramels unwrapped
melt them over low heat with 1/2 & 1/2.

 Gather some basic ingredients:
Flour, brown sugar, chocolate chips,
oatmeal, baking soda, and butter.

Combine them
 and get this.
Press half of the mixture into 
a greased parchment paper lined square baking pan.
 Bake this layer for 10 minutes.

Then sprinkle with chocolate chips.
Drizzle the melted caramel over the chocolate chips.
 Yum. Don't you just want to take a bite now?
Top with the remaining oatmeal mixture.
And bake for about 18 more minutes.
Cool and then cut into squares.
Couldn't wait to try a bite!
It just tastes so good warm from the oven.

Caramel Oatmeal Bars

35 caramels, unwrapped
1/3 cup 1/2 & 1/2
3/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Melt the unwrapped caramels with 
the 1/2 & 1/2 over low heat. Set to the side.
Combine brown sugar, flour, oatmeal, and baking soda
with the melted butter.
Press half of this mixture into a greased
parchment paper lined square pan.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven.
Sprinkle with the chocolate chips.
Pour the melted caramel over the chocolate chips.
Top with the remaining oatmeal mixture.
Bake for another 18 minutes 
until golden brown.
Cool then cut into squares.

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