Caramel Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Whenever my extended family got together my Aunt Fran made the most delicious desserts. This was one of my favorites. She would triple this recipe and it was gone in an hour. It’s a must try recipe. Warning… once you take a bite of this delicious cookie you won’t be able to stop!

Bake 350, use 9×13 pan


1 ½ c. flour

1 ½ c. oatmeal

1 ½ c. brown sugar

½ tsp. salt

2/3 tsp. soda

Melt 1 1/8 c. butter and add to dry mixture

Put half of the dough in bottom of the pan. Spread thin and bake for 10 minutes.

While dough is baking add 48 caramels (1 bag) and 3 tbsp. of whipping cream in a glass bowl and microwave 30 seconds at a time until softened. Stir in between every 30 second interval. Continue until caramels are melted.

Take cooked section of cookie dough out of the oven.

Sprinkle with:

12 ounces of chocolate chips (we like semi sweet)

½ c. nuts (optional)

Pour warm caramel over the top

Lay the rest of the dough on top

Cook an additional 15 minutes. For best results, cook the day before serving to allow the caramel to set up.

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