Caramel Oatmeal Bars

  • Yield 24 pieces

These delicious bars make a convenient snack.

Ingredients

1 cup flour
1 cup quick-cooking oats
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup melted butter
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped nuts
3/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
3 tablespoons flour

Instructions

  1. Combine 1 cup flour, oats, brown sugar, butter, baking soda and salt in a bowl and mix well.  Pat 1/2 of the oat mixture over the bottom of a greased 7×11-inch or 9×9-inch baking dish.  Bake at 350F for 10 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle the chocolate chips, coconut and nuts over the warm baked layer.
  3. Combine the ice cream topping and 3 tablespoons flour in a bowl and mix well.  Spread over the prepared layers.  Sprinkle with the remaining oat mixture.
  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes longer.  Chill for 30 to 45 minutes or until firm.  Cut into bars.  Chill for 2 hours before serving.  Store leftovers, covered, in the refrigerator.

 

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of North Harris and South Montgomery Counties, Inc.’s Texas Ties(Spring, Tx., 1997).

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