Prep 20 mins
Cook 22 mins
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1 1⁄2 cups brown sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 cups butter or 1 1⁄2 cups margarine, melted
- 1 1⁄2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 (12 ounce) jar caramel topping
- Preheat oven to 350*F (175*C).
- Grease bottom and sides of a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan.
- Combine 2 cups flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, salt and butter in a large bowl.
- Firmly press half the mixture into the bottom of baking dish; reserve remaining half for the top.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Sprinkle the chocolate chips and walnuts over the crust.
- Mix the caramel topping with the 6 tablespoons flour, mixing well.
- Drizzle caramel mixture over the chocolate chips and nuts.
- Sprinkle the remaining oat mixture evenly over the caramel.
- Bake for an additional 20 to 22 minutes.
- Cool completely before cutting into bars.
I was thrilled that someone replied to my post for this recipe, thank you Steve. My family finds this one of their favorites. I usually do not add the walnuts, but this is GREAT!
Well there aren't any calories in these beautiful bars right? Delicious and easy to make. I used homemade caramel sauce and the bars turned out great. As others suggested, I shall reduce the butter by about 1/4 C next time. I did find that I needed to add about 5 minutes more to the baking time. Thanks for the great recipe!