Delicious oat bars filled with a gooey layer of caramel, chocolate and nuts, perfect for gift giving, your friends will ask for more eventually!
Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cook: 12 mins
Additional: 3 mins
- 32 individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
- 5 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup butter, melted
- ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
Preheat the 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.
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 9×13 inch baking pan. Reserve the rest.
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.
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.