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Oatmeal Caramel Delight Bars

Prep Time:
30 min

Cook Time:
18 Min

Servings:
4 Servings

Difficulty:
Moderate

Prep Time:
30 min

Cook Time:
18 Min

Servings:
4 Servings

Difficulty:
Moderate

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 C. granulated sugar
  • 1 C. firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 C. Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/2 C. butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. Clabber Girl® Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Spice Islands® Ground Saigon Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp. Clabber Girl® Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 C. McCann’s® Quick Cooking Rolled Irish Oats
  • 2 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
  • 2 C. (12 oz. pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 40 caramels
  • 3 Tbsp. water

DIRECTIONS

  1. HEAT oven to 375°F.
  2. COMBINE granulated sugar, brown sugar, shortening, butter, eggs, baking soda, cinnamon, vanilla, baking powder and salt in bowl of electric mixer; beat at medium speed until well blended. Add oats and flour gradually at low speed. Press half of dough into ungreased 13 x 9-inch pan. Sprinkle with 1 C. chocolate chips.
  3. COMBINE caramels and 1 Tbsp. water in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on MEDIUM (50% power) 4 minutes or until caramels have melted. Stir occasionally. Drizzle half of mixture over chips. Crumble remaining oatmeal mixture over top. Press flat.
  4. BAKE 15 to 18 minutes or until lightly browned.
  5. STIR 1 Tbsp. water into remaining caramel mixture. Reheat in microwave on MEDIUM 1 minute. Stir in remaining 1 C. chocolate chips until melted and mixture is well blended. Reheat if necessary. Stir in remaining 1 Tbsp. water. Spread over hot baked surface. Cool. Cut into bars.
  6. Instead of using microwave, caramels can be melted in a small saucepan on the stove over very low heat, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition

Serving size
(1 bar of 48)

  • Calories 150
  • Calories from Fat60g
  • Total Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 15mg
  • Sodium 50mg
  • Potassium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 22g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 13g
  • Protein 2g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Vitamin D 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Thiamin 0%
  • Niacin 0%
  • Zinc 0%
  • Riboflavin 0%
  • Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet