Caramel Candy Bars

Bake an irresistible combination of caramel, chocolate and nuts into a sweet cookie bar!

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 54

Ingredients

1
bag (14 ounces) caramels
1/3
cup milk
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
cups quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
1 1/2
cups packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
egg
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
package (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
1
cup chopped walnuts or dry-roasted peanuts

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches.
  • 2 Heat caramels and milk in 2-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently, until smooth.
  • 3 Stir together flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, salt and egg in large bowl. Stir in butter with fork until mixture is crumbly. Press half of the crumbly mixture in pan.
  • 4 Bake 10 minutes. Sprinkle chocolate chips and walnuts over baked layer. Drizzle with caramel mixture. Sprinkle with remaining crumbly mixture. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 30 minutes. Loosen edges from sides of pan; cool completely. For 54 bars, cut into 9 rows by 6 rows.

Expert Tips

If using spread, use only stick that has more than 65% vegetable oil.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
145
(
Calories from Fat
65 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7 g
7 %
(Saturated Fat
3 g,
3 %
),
Cholesterol
15 mg
15 %;
Sodium
90 mg
90 %;
Total Carbohydrate
20 g
20 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
2 g
2 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.