Gluten-Free Oatmeal Caramel Bars

Enjoy these chewy oatmeal bars made using Betty Crocker® Gluten Free chocolate chip cookie mix, filled with a gooey layer of caramel – a tasty dessert treat!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 20

1
box Betty Crocker™ Gluten Free chocolate chip cookie mix
2
cups gluten-free old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2
cup butter, softened
1
egg, beaten
1
teaspoon gluten-free vanilla
1
bag (14 oz) caramels, unwrapped
1/3
cup milk

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 9-inch square pan with cooking spray (without flour).
  • 2 In large bowl, stir cookie mix, oats, butter, egg and vanilla until crumbly. Press half of the mixture in pan. Reserve remaining crumb mixture for topping. Bake 10 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in medium microwavable bowl, microwave caramels and milk uncovered on High 3 minutes, stirring after each minute, until caramels are melted. Stir until smooth. Pour over partially baked crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture; pat lightly.
  • 4 Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 1 hour. Cut into 5 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

For easy removal and cutting, line the pan with foil, leaving 1 inch of foil overhanging at 2 opposite sides of pan; spray as directed. When cooled, use the foil to lift the bars out of the pan and place on a cutting board.

When using cooking spray, make sure it is gluten free. Some cooking sprays are for baking and contain flour.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
210mg
210%;
Total Carbohydrate
44g
44%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
23g
23%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.