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Chocolate and Caramel Oatmeal Bars

chocolate and caramel oatmeal bars Dessert
Chocolate and Caramel Oatmeal Bars
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 3 hr 5 min
  • Servings 2
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Transform golden cake mix into irresistible bars brimming with crunchy nuts and oats as well as creamy chocolate and caramel. ...MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1 cup caramel topping
1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ golden cake mix
2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 egg
2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, letting foil hang 2 inches over short ends of pan. Spray foil with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In small bowl, mix caramel topping and 1 tablespoon of the cake mix; set aside. In large bowl beat remaining cake mix, butter and egg with electric mixer on low speed about 1 minute or just until crumbly. Stir in oats, using hands if necessary. Reserve 1 cup oat mixture. Using a piece of plastic wrap on crumb mixture, press remaining oat mixture in bottom of pan; remove plastic wrap. Bake 14 to 18 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • 3
    Sprinkle chocolate chips and walnuts over hot crust. Drizzle caramel mixture evenly over chocolate chips and walnuts to within 1/2 inch of edges. Crumble reserved oat mixture over top.
  • 4
    Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 2 hours. Using foil to lift, remove bars from pan. Remove foil. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store covered.

Expert Tips

  • Be sure to check your oats to see if they are the quick-cooking kind. Don't use instant oatmeal, which will become mushy when it's baked in dough.
  • Not a nut lover? Go ahead and leave them out. The bars will be just as gooey and delicious.
  • It’s best to bake bars in the exact pan size called for in a recipe. Bars baked in a pan that is too large will overbake and be hard. Those baked in a pan that’s too small can be doughy in the centre and hard on the edges.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 dozen bars
Calories
270
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13
Saturated Fat
6
Trans Fat
0
Cholesterol
20
Sodium
220
Dietary Fiber
2
Sugars
21
Protein
3
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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