Chocolate/Caramel Oatmeal Bars

Chocolate/Caramel Oatmeal Bars

Recipe by Barbara Bach


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Great for holiday goodies!


  • 2 1/2 Sticks of Butter ( melted)

  • 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar

  • 2 Cups Flour

  • 2 Cups Quick Oatmeal

  • 1 Teaspoon Soda

  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt


  • Mix all ingredients together; press 1/2 of the mix into the bottom of a 9 X 13 pan that has been sprayed with Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Bake 10 Minutes at 350 Degrees
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with 12 oz. pkg. of Nestle’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips or, if you prefer, dark chocolate chips ( You can use 1 1/4 packages because the dark chocolate only says 10 oz/pkg. Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips used to be 12 oz)
  • Pour Caramel over the chips. * (Recipe for the caramel below.)
  • * 6-Minute Microwave Caramel
    Melt 1/4 cup (1/2 stick of butter) in a 4 Cup Pyrex measuring bowl (the caramel rises when cooked so you have to use a microwavable container with high sides) Add to melted Butter: 1/8 Tsp. Salt; 1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar; 1/2 Cup white Sugar; 1/2 Cup Light Karo Syrup; 1/2 Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk……Stir and Microwave 2 minutes; Stir and Microwave 2 minutes; Stir and Microwave 2 Minutes. Remove and add 2 tsps. of Vanilla and stir.
  • Crumble through your hand as you sprinkle the other 1/2 of mixture over the top and bake for another 20 minutes. Let cool before cutting into squares.
  • Cover and refrigerate until serving!

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