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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 36
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The surprise twist to chocolate, caramel, oat and nut bars? Pretzels!
Updated Sep 15, 2010

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
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Pop these crunchy-chewy bars into the refrigerator for quick cooling.

Nutrition

180 Calories, 9g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 23g Total Carbohydrate, 13g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
180
Calories from Fat
80
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
6%
Sodium
90mg
4%
Potassium
100mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
23g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
13g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
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 Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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