Fully Loaded Bars

Fully Loaded Bars

The surprise twist to chocolate, caramel, oat and nut bars? Pretzels!

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:50

Hr:Mins

Makes

36

bars

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
  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.
Makes 36 bars
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Success
Pop these crunchy-chewy bars into the refrigerator for quick cooling.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 180
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 90mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 23g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 13g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.