Chocolate, Caramel & Oatmeal Bars
- Prep Time: 20 min.
- Total Time: 55 min.
- Makes: 24 servings, 1 bar (44 g) each
HEAT oven to 350ºF.
LINE 9-inch square pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides; spray with cooking spray. Cook caramels and milk in saucepan on low heat 2 to 3 min. or until caramels are completely melted and sauce is well blended, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
MIX flour, oats, sugar, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until crumbly; press half onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 10 min.; top with chocolate chips and nuts. Drizzle with caramel sauce; sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.
BAKE 20 to 25 min. or until golden brown. Cool completely. Use foil handles to lift dessert from pan before cutting into bars.
tips & tricks
Substitute walnuts for the pecans.