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Caramel Nut Bars

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
    3 dozen


  • 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 semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  • 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).
  • Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. In a small heavy saucepan, cook and stir caramels and milk until caramels are melted.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 154 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 104mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • wintermom9597
    Nov 2, 2020

    Super easy, very tasty!

  • Xena7751
    Apr 13, 2014

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

  • karen1028
    Dec 12, 2011

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  • montrealmom
    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!

  • Patranye
    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!

  • mewolcott412
    Sep 24, 2010

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

  • cookiemonster14
    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!

  • virgk
    Jan 26, 2006

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