Some foods were just meant to be put together.
Am I right?
Like, peanut butter and jelly.
Tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich.
 Mint and Chocolate.
Chocolate and Peanut Butter.
Caramel and Chocolate.
Oh sorry. I guess I have chocolate on my mind.
That happens often.
Yes, I LOVE chocolate.
I mean what’s not to love?
It’s rich, creamy, sweet.
Oatmeal Caramel Bars-CD's Country Living
And when you add it to a recipe like these Oatmeal Caramel bars, well, it just takes your taste buds to a WHOLE new delish level!

I made these yummy and SUPER easy bars yesterday as a special treat for the hubby.

He’s been working so hard lately and since chocolate is one of his faves too, I decided to change up the original recipe my mom gave me a while back by adding a layer of dark chocolate chips.

Dark chocolate is not as sweet as other chocolate so I think it definitely compliments the other ‘sweeter’ layers of these bars.

Oatmeal Caramel Bars-CD's Country Living

Here’s the recipe!

Oatmeal Caramel Bars

A cake like bar with a buttery-oatmeal crust and top with layers of chocolate and caramel in between,

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 12.25 oz caramel topping
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 6 oz dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350.

    2. Combine 1/4 cup flour and caramel topping. Whisk together until thickened. Set aside.

    3. Combine flour, oatmeal, baking soda, salt, and melted butter. Mix until crumbly.

    4. Press 2/3 of oatmeal crumble mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 pan. 

    5. Pour caramel mixture over crust.

    6. Sprinkle chocolate chips over caramel.

    7. Sprinkle the remaining oatmeal crumble mixture over chocolate chips.

    8. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until topping is golden brown.

    9. Let cool completely before cutting. 

This recipe makes about 24 bars+ bars depending on how large you cut them, so it is the perfect sweet treat for a bake sale, potluck, or any family gathering. They also freeze well, although I doubt you will have any left to freeze!

Enjoy!

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.