Need a sweet bar cookie? Cake mix, oats, caramels and chocolate chips make this a super delicious treat.
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ devil's food cake mix
cup butter or margarine, softened
cups quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
bag (14 oz) caramels, unwrapped
cup semisweet chocolate chips
cup chopped pecans or walnuts, if desired
Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Generously grease or spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan. In large bowl, beat cake mix, butter and egg with electric mixer on low speed until well mixed.
Stir in oats until crumbly (use fingers if necessary). Reserve 1 cup cake mixture. Press remaining mixture in pan (use plastic wrap or waxed paper to press mixture if it is sticky).
In heavy 2-quart saucepan, heat caramels and milk over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until melted. Pour over chocolate layer in pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and pecans. Crumble reserved cake mixture into small pieces; sprinkle over top.
Bake 24 to 29 minutes or until caramel bubbles along edges and cake mixture on top appears crisp and dry. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen bars. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store tightly covered.
Old-fashioned oats would be more visible in the bars than quick-cooking oats would be, but either works fine.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Bar
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.