Monday, July 5, 2010

Caramel Bars



I LOVE these bars. Chewy chocolate caramel goodness!

Caramel Bars


INGREDIENTS

* 32 individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
* 5 tablespoons heavy cream
* 1 cup all-purpose flour
* 1 cup rolled oats
* 3/4 cup brown sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 3/4 cup butter, melted
* 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
* 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt together the caramels and heavy cream, stirring occasionally until smooth.
2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda and salt. Stir in the melted butter until well blended. Press Half of the mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan. Reserve the rest.
3. Bake the crust for 8 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove and sprinkle with chocolate chips and walnuts. Pour the caramel mixture over the top and then crumble the remaining crust mixture over everything.
4. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 12 minutes, or until the top is lightly toasted. Cut into squares while it is still warm.

2 comments:

Aunt Spicy said...

So I made these last night...so much better than the old recipe I was using! Thanks!

Bellair said...

so super easy and yum! i was really stretching the dough to fill the bottom of my pan and ended up using more then half on the bottom. i just sprinkled what i had left on the top and it worked out great the dough fluffs and spreads nicely.