So simple, and SO good. If you have a caramel lover in your home they will love these. It’s more like candy than a cookie. I made four pans to bring to my MOPS meeting today! I’m not to be trusted with a pan of these hanging around the house!
Oatmeal Caramel Cookie Bars Preheat Oven to 350°
1 pkg. (14oz) caramel candies
1/3 c. evaporated milk
2 c. flour
2 c. oatmeal
1 ½ c. brown sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 c. butter (two sticks)
1 pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c. chopped walnuts (optional)
Heat candies and milk in 2 quart saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently until smooth. Remove from heat. Mix together flour, oats, brown sugar, soda, salt and egg in large bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or fork until mixture is crumbly.
Press half of the mixture into a 9×13 pan. Bake 10 minutes, remove. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and drizzle with caramel sauce. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture over the top. Return to oven and bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Cool at least 30 minutes before cutting into bars.