Caramel Nut Bars
Who can resist these chewy caramel and chocolate bars with a delightful oat crust and topping?
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (14-ounce) package caramels
1/3 cup milk
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Combine the first six ingredients; sprinkle 1 cup into a greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Do not press. Bake for 10 minutes.
- Cook caramels in the milk in a double boiler over simmering water, stirring until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth. Pour over crust. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and nuts. Top with remaining oat mixture.
- Bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
Makes 36 bars.