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Valentines day means sweets for my sweetie. I baked up some oatmeal chocolate chip caramel bars and cut them into heart shapes.  These cookie bars feature oatmeal chocolate chip cookie dough with a layer of caramel. They got rave reviews from my mister along with his co-workers, with whom he shared the cookie hearts.

oatmealcaramel

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup + 1/8 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup + 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 a 12 oz. package of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • jarred caramel sauce/ice cream topping

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Grease bottom and sides of 8×8 inch square pan
  3. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt
  4. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add egg beating well.
  5. Stir in hot water, vanilla and flour mixture
  6. Add pecans, chocolate chips and oats; mix well.
  7. Reserving 1/4 – 1/3 of the dough, spread dough in layer on bottom of prepared pan.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  9. If caramel sauce is not spreadable, microwave it enough so that it is soft.
  10. Spread a layer of caramel sauce over the top of the baked cookies.
  11. Drop reserved dough by teaspoonfuls on top of the caramel.
  12. Bake for an additional 10-12 minutes until top cookie layer is golden.
  13. Cool for 10-15 minutes before cutting into individual servings.
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Comments on: "Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Caramel Bars" (2)

  1. oh i am so making those!

  2. Caramel’s what’s been missing from my oatmeal cookies all this time :).

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