I made these bars for a sweet treat for the Super Bowl and am finally getting the recipe together. We’ve had these many times at family events and there are so many different recipes out there so I just picked one out of a family cookbook to try it out! They turned out a little dry but they were still yummy! I love the chunks of chocolate mixed into the melted caramel, and the oat crust and topping adds a nice salty element.

Caramel Oat Bars

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Ingredients

  • 1 bag (14 oz.) caramels (like Kraft)
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Begin melting caramels and cream together in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. Continue until fully melted and combined, then remove from heat and set aside.

Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, baking soda, butter, and salt. Press about 3/4 of the mixture into the bottom of a greased 9×13” baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Spread with the melted caramel/cream mixture. Sprinkle with remaining oat mixture and return to oven. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool before slicing.

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The recipe originally said to put half of the oat mixture on the bottom and the other half on top but I think that’s why mine came out a bit dry…I think 3/4 on the bottom should fix this.

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