Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Bars

Recipe by helowy
READY IN: 2hrs 37mins
SERVES: 60
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 12
    cups flour
  • 1
    cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 34
    cup butter, softened
  • 34
    teaspoon baking soda
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 12
    cup milk
  • 1
    (14 ounce) package caramels, unwrapped (48 caramels)
  • 2
    cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1
    cup chopped pecans, divided
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine all crumb ingredients in a large bowl, stopping after adding the salt. Beat at medium speed until mixture is crumbly (about 3 minutes). Reserve 1 cup of crumb mixture.
  • Press remaining crumb mixture into bottom of a 13x9 inch pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Combine milk and caramels in a saucepan. Cook over medium low heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture is creamy.
  • Sprinkle partially baked crust with 1 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup chopped pecans.
  • Pour caramel mixture evenly over chips and nuts. Sprinkle evenly with reserved crumb mixture and pat lightly.
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes or until caramel is bubbly around the edges.
  • Cool completely. Melt the remaining cup of chocolate chips and spread over the top. Sprinkle with remaining nuts and pat lightly.
  • When chocolate hardens, cut into bars.
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