Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Bars - made September 19, 2015 from Land O Lakes Cookies
1 ½ cups flour
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
¾ cup unsalted butter
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 14-ounce package caramels, unwrapped
½ cup milk
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
½ cup chopped pecans, toasted
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9 x 13” baking pan with foil and lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large mixer bowl, combine all crumb ingredients. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture is crumbly, 2 to 3 minutes. Reserve 1 cup crumb mixture; set aside. Press remaining mixture on bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a 2-quart pan, combine milk and caramels. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring until completely melted.
- Sprinkle hot, partially baked crust with 1 cup chocolate chips and ½ cup chopped pecans. Pour caramel mixture evenly over chocolate chips and pecans. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture; pat lightly. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until caramel is bubbly around the edges. Cool completely; cut into bars.