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Caramel Oatmeal Bars

 Caramel Oatmeal Bars
Oatmeal cookie bars are taken over the top with a sprinkle of chocolate chips and nuts and a drizzle of caramel syrup.
36 ServingsPrep Time: 30 min Cook Time: 35 min


  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 3/4 cup Crisco® Butter Shortening or 3/4 stick Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening Sticks
  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats, uncooked
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour plus 3 tbsps., divided
  • 1/2 cup Pillsbury BEST® Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/3 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 (12.5 oz.) jar Smucker's® Caramel Spoonable Ice Cream Topping


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9 x 9-inch baking pan with no-stick
  • cooking spray.
  • Beat shortening, oats, brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour, whole wheat flour,
  • baking soda and cinnamon in large bowl with an electric mixer at low
  • speed until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 1/2 cup for
  • topping. Press remaining crumbs into prepared pan.
  • Bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Sprinkle chocolate chips and nuts
  • over crust. Stir together caramel topping and 3 tablespoons flour

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Caramel Oatmeal Bars (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • until well blended. Drizzle over chocolate chips and nuts. Top with
  • reserved 1/2 cup crumbs.
  • Bake an additional 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. While
  • still warm, run a knife around the outside edge of pan. Cool
  • completely on rack. Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: Calories 137, Total Fat 7.4g, Saturated Fat 2.4g, Cholesterol 2mg, Sodium 40mg, Total Carbohydrate 16.6g, Dietary Fiber 0.6g, Protein 1.6g, Vitamin A <1%DV, Vitamin C <1%DV, Calcium 2%DV, Iron 2%DV