Thursday, November 19, 2015

Caramel Chocolate Oatmeal Bars Recipe

Caramel Chocolate Oatmeal Bars Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Yield: 24 bars

Caramel Chocolate Oatmeal Bars Recipe

2 cups quick-cooking oats (if using rolled oats, pulse them for few seconds in the food processor)
1 1/2 cups (300 grams) Imperial Sugar® brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, melted
14 ounces vanilla caramels, unwrapped
1/3 cup heavy cream
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate pieces
1 cup (6 ounces) unsweetened baking chocolate , chopped
1 cup chopped pecans

1/Heat the oven to 350F. Line a 13x9 inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving about 1 inch of paper hanging on the sides. Set aside.

2/In a mixing bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar, soda, and salt. Stir in the melted butter and mix until crumbly.

3/Press 2/3 of the mixture on the bottom of the prepared pan. Sprinkle with the chopped pecans and chocolate (both the chips and chopped one) over the crust.

4/In a small saucepan, combine caramels and heavy cream. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until melted and smooth.

5/Pour the caramel in the pan, over the chocolate and pecans.

6/Crumble the reserved oatmeal cookie dough over the caramel layer.

7/Bake for 23 minutes or until light golden brown.

8/Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

9/Once cooled cut into bars.

10/Optional, melt both the remaining caramels and chocolate chips and drizzle over the bars.

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