Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Glorified Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Bars

By Christy

So I am behind... I'm behind on house work, friend time, and most importantly for you all reading... Baking! LOL I am in the middle of finals for school, working full time, and living my life and there hasn't been much left for the latter part of that statement. I did manage to squeak in some baking last week but actually putting together the blog has been the hard part.

BUT When we decided to cook bars I was so excited because I had come across a recipe that sounded to die for! And HOLY MOLY: They were soooo good and SO easy!! (so easy, even a caveman could do it! lol) If you need to whip something together quick that will have everyone raving, this is a go-to recipe for you! And if you want to not only impress people but knock some socks off too, just simply supply a generous portion of milk or some vanilla ice-cream and their hearts will be all yours!

You get the texture of a cookie, the crunch from the oats and chocolate chips and then the added caramel….The caramel flavor in the middle isn't very powerful but the ooey-gooeyness gives the cookie bar that moistness and rich flavor makes these a truly glorified, chocolate chip oatmeal cookie bar!

1 1/4 cups store bought caramel sauce
3/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
This is for an 8x8 pan. I made 1 1/2 recipes but I recommend doubling!!!

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine in a large bowl, combine melted butter, brown sugar, flour, oats, and baking soda. Pat half of the oatmeal mixture into the bottom of an 8x8" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over crust. Pour caramel sauce over chocolate chips. Crumble remaining oatmeal mixture over caramel. Return to oven and bake an additional 15-20 minutes, until the edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting.

Inspired by:http://luluthebaker.blogspot.com/2010/10/carmelitas.html

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