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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Caramel Bars

I got this recipe from my cousin, a long LONG time ago, and have been making them for years! These bars are super sweet, so be sure and cut 'em small.

1 14-oz. bag Kraft caramels
5 oz. evaporated milk
1 1/2 C. flour
1 1/2 C. oatmeal
1 C. + 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
3/4 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 C. butter, soft
1 1/2 C. Nestle mini-chocolate chips

Melt caramels and milk over low heat; set aside. Mix and blend flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, soda, salt and butter. Pat 3/4 of this crumb mixture into a 9x13 glass pan and bake at 325° for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle immediately with chocolate chips. Pour caramel mixture on top and spread to the edges with a knife. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture and bake 25 minutes more.

NOTE:If you like nuts, then add some chopped pecans after the final crumb topping. Yummo!

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