Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

These bars are so very delicious! A little is a lot - if you get my drift? Found this one on the Pillsbury site, as well. We tried these because we were able to do a lot of experimenting during all the Holidays and we are now settling back to normal, with a bunch of new recipes added to our repertoire. This was prepared at the Pillsbury test kitchens and they named these very, very rich Mexican-inspired bars as a favorite. I did not include the cooling time of 2 hours & 15 minutes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prehaet oven to 350°F.
  2. Break up 1 roll of cookie dough into large bowl.
  3. Add 3/4 cup of the oats, 1/3 cup brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla; mix well.
  4. With floured fingers, press dough mixture evenly in bottom of ungreased 15x10x1" baking pan to form crust.
  5. Bake 13-18 minutes or until lightly browned.
  6. Meanwhile, break up remaining cookie dough into same bowl.
  7. Add remaining oats, brown sugar and vanilla and mix well.
  8. In large heavy saucepan, heat caramels, butter and condensed milk over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until caramels are melted and mix is smooth.
  9. Remove partially baked crust from oven.
  10. Spread caramel mixture evenly over crust.
  11. Crumble remaining dough mixture over caramel mixture.
  12. Return to oven; bake 18-22 minutes longer or until golden brown.
  13. Cool 15 minutes.
  14. Run knife around the edges of pan to loosen.
  15. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  16. Using a small spoon, drizzle caramel topping over bars.
  17. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows.
Most Helpful

This was a HUGE hit at work. One of the guys even said I could get somebody to marry me just for this dessert. I cut into small squares and made a trifle out of it. Thank you for sharing!!

RaeMay March 20, 2010

I made these for a school picnic- I used 4 tbs. butter and non-fat sweet. condensed milk for the caramel and it worked out great. I did use a 9x13 pan, but next time will try to buy a larger pan, since they didn't yield as many (and didn't need to be so thick). I used my Kitchen Aid to mix and it worked great. These were fun to make and delicious, too! The cookie dough gives them a nice crunch! Thanks Manami, for posting. Roxygirl

Roxygirl in Colorado June 16, 2009

Di I can't believe I haven't reviewed these before. They are beyond excellent, creamy, caramelly and goey, but a bit healthy with the oats. I love these and they have one of favorite recipe ingredients condensed milk. Superb dessert!

mandabears April 20, 2007