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Caramel Nut Bars

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Makes

3 dozen

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
Caramel Nut Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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 semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

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.

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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