Caramel-Chocolate Oat Bars

"This recipe was adapted from recipe#124395 posted on this site (one of my all-time favorite bars!). These bars have a delicious chocolate-caramel filling, they are THE BEST!! the oat crust/topping bakes out tender and light."
 
Caramel-Chocolate Oat Bars created by BakinBaby
Ready In:
50mins
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ingredients

  • CRUST

  • 1 (18 ounce) package yellow cake mix or (18 ounce) package white cake mix
  • 2 12 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 14 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 14 cup melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 large egg
  • FILLING

  • 1 cup smucker's caramel ice cream topping (use one 12.25-ounce jar)
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 (16 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 12 cup chopped walnuts or 1/2 cup pecans

directions

  • Set oven to 350 degrees.
  • Set oven rack to second-lowest position.
  • Butter a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  • For the crust; in a large bowl mix together the cake mix with oatmeal, brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the melted butter, lemon juice and egg until well blended; add to the oat mixture, using clean hands combine the ingredients until mixture barely holds together.
  • Sprinkle two-thirds of the oat mixture into the bottom of the pan; pat down with hands to spread evenly.
  • Bake for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle the partially baked crust with chocolate chips then nuts.
  • For the filling; in a bowl combine combine the caramel topping with 3 tablespoons flour; blend well, then drizzle over the chocolate and nuts.
  • Sprinkle with remaining oat topping, then gently press the oat mixture down slightly.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until the top is lightly browned).
  • Let stand to cool enough to refrigerate, then chill.
  • Slice into squares or bars.
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  1. Recipe Junkie
    Good and rich! And delicious with coffee. Thanks, Kitten.
     
  2. BakinBaby
    Caramel-Chocolate Oat Bars Created by BakinBaby
  3. BakinBaby
    Very rich bar. Quick and easy to make. I don't know if they store well, as they were consumed by my guests immediately. Will certainly be made again.
     
  4. Baby Kato
    Caramel-Chocolate Oat Bars Created by Baby Kato
  5. Baby Kato
    Kitten this is a wicked little treat. I loved that it was very quick and easy to make, with a crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside texture. The addition of nuts, caramel and chocolate make this a sweet treat not to be missed. Thanks for sharing.
     
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