Chocolate Caramel Oat Bars Recipe

Easy to Make and Freeze

Chocolate Caramel Oat Bars Recipe

One of my favourite flavour combinations is caramel and chocolate. These bake up with a crumbly, chewy oat crust and topping, with soft caramel and chocolate in the middle. They are easy to make and freeze, as well as a little addictive! Bake up a batch to hide away for late night cravings.


24 Kraft caramels, unwrapped
1/2 cup canned evaporated milk
1 cup flour
1 cup quick oats (not instant)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans

  Pre-heat oven to 350 F and line a 9x9 inch pan with foil and lightly grease.

  In a small saucepan, melt the caramels over low heat with the evaporated milk, stirring until smooth. Set aside

  Stir the flour, oats, sugar, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Using a pastry cutter or two knives, cut the butter into the flour and oat mixture until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Press half of the mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the chocolate chips, nuts, and then drizzle the caramel mixture over top, spreading to make sure everything is even. Sprinkle the remaining flour and oat mixture over top.

  Bake 20-25 minutes, until browned. Cool the bars in the pan completely, before using the handles of the foil to remove them completely and slicing.

Makes about 20 squares

Adapted from Kraft Canada

She may go by the name Scatteredmom online, but Karen really is anything but scattered when it comes to the kitchen.  Churning out tasty treats within view of the Georgia Strait on Canada's west coast, Karen will hand you an organized weekly meal plan or teach you how to make meals from scratch.  As Mom to a teenage boy, she knows exactly what it takes to keep kids full and happy-which has really come in handy with her job as the Food Editor at Yummy Mummy Club.

A strong supporter of Food Revolution who has been endorsed by Jamie Oliver himself, by day Karen can be found working as a special education teaching assistant, running a kitchen and showing teenagers how to cook nutritious meals for themselves.  By night, when she's not chatting on Twitter and answering cooking questions,  she writes her popular blog Notes From the Cookie Jar, or posting mouthwatering recipes over at Chasing Tomatoes.  Not afraid to give her opinion and passionate about community, Karen spoke at Blissdom Canada 2010 and her writing has been published in Canadian Living magazine, as well as in various online publications. 

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