Oatmeal Chocolate and Caramel Bars


A little while ago, I had some packaged caramels that needed to be used for something. I mean I couldn’t let these caramels go to waste, right? Then remembered these tasty bars that incorporate oatmeal, chocolate and caramel. I also realized  I never shared the recipe with all of you! They are many times referred to as caramelitas.

These only make a 11 x 7 inch pan, which is a good thing. It would be extremely dangerous to have much more on hand. I seriously could eat the whole pan of these on my own! These would be great to make with the kids as a summer activity. They are also a great item to take to a pot luck!

Oatmeal Chocolate and Caramel Bars | realmomkitchen.com

 

Oatmeal Chocolate and Caramel Bars
 
Ingredients
  • 1 (14 oz) pkg of individually wrapped caramels (about 40-49), unwrapped ****
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • ¾ cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats (old fashioned oats)
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 11 x 7 baking dish.
  2. Place caramels along with milk in a sauce pan. Heat over medium heat stirring until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a bowl, combine the melted butter with the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Press a little more than half of the mixture into the prepared 11 x 7 pan.
  4. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the pressed mixture followed by the caramel. Then sprinkle with the remaining oat mixture.
  5. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Allow to cool and cut into bars.
Notes
*** you can use 1 cup of caramel ice cream topping combined with 3 Tbsp of flour in place of the caramels and milk.

Recipe from an online friend of mine.

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