Caramel Nut Bars Recipe
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Caramel Nut Bars Recipe

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No one can resist these chewy caramel and chocolate bars with a delightful oat crust and topping. They make a tempting dessert or a special snack anytime. These rich bars are perfect for a potluck since a little goes a long way. -Pat Hills, South Dayton, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 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 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 154 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 104 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients until crumbly; sprinkle 1 cup into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan (do not press).
  2. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. In a small heavy saucepan, cook and stir caramels and milk until caramels are melted.
  3. Pour over crust. Top with chocolate chips and nuts. Sprinkle with remaining oat mixture. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate until set. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Caramel Nut Bars in Taste of Home February/March 1996, p37

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 154 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 104 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 13, 2014

"These bars are excellent. I didn't have nuts but they will still really great with them."

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Reviewed Mar. 2, 2011

"I didn't have walnuts or chocolate chips so I used 1/2 cup pecans, 1/4 cup white chocolate chips and 1/4 cups shredded coconut. I have no idea what the original recipe tasted like but this version was great!"

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Reviewed Dec. 19, 2010

"I have made these every Christmas by request of my children ever since they first appeared in Taste of Home. They absolutely love them!"

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Reviewed Sep. 24, 2010

"Rich, delicious, and you can't stop eating them."

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Reviewed Nov. 3, 2009

"i love this recipe, me and my mom had bought a bunch of baking ingredients and decided to make these, they were delicious!"

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