Fully Loaded Bars

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

Ingredients

3/4
cup packed brown sugar
3/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
egg
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
1
bag (14 oz) caramels, unwrapped
1/3
cup half-and-half
1
cup semisweet chocolate chunks
1
cup coarsely chopped mixed nuts
1/4
cup broken pretzel twists

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (if using dark or nonstick pan, heat oven to 325°F). Grease 13x9-inch pan with shortening or spray with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat brown sugar, butter and egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour and oats. Spread in pan. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat caramels and half-and-half over low heat, stirring occasionally, until caramels are melted. Pour caramel mixture over crust. Sprinkle with chocolate chunks, nuts and pretzels.
  • 4 Bake 5 to 8 minutes or until chocolate is softened. Cool about 1 hour or until chocolate is set. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.

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Tips

Expert Tips

Pop these crunchy-chewy bars into the refrigerator for quick cooling.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
90mg
90%;
Total Carbohydrate
23g
23%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 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;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.