Monday, September 8, 2008

Caramel Bars

Feed these Caramel Bars to your children and your husband and they will be forever in your debt. (Plus if you feed them to other people you won't have to spend a week on the elliptical burning off all the calories you just consumed.) They are TDF good. Mmmmmmm!! I was going to take a picture of the panful of Caramel Bars before I cut into them...but I didn't have the willpower to hold out that long--so this is midway through the devouring process. My family LOVES these now!

I first found them on Christie's blog and have now made them twice. They are soooo yummy. If you have patience, they taste even better the second day.

Here is the recipe:
  • Melt two sticks of butter
  • Add: 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, 2 cups flour, 2 cups oatmeal, 1 tsp baking soda, and 1/2 tsp salt
  • Use your hands to mix it together--it will be crumbly
  • Press half the dough into the bottom of a greased 9x13 pan
  • Bake at 325 for 20ish minutes (Christie says 17 minutes, but that didn't work for me)
  • Remove from the oven and pour an entire jar of caramel sauce over it
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips over the caramel sauce
  • Put your remaining dough over the top of everything
  • Put it back in the oven for 20ish minutes (again, she says 17...but mine still was raw then
Now let it cool completely before you eat it--otherwise it will truly be an ooey gooey mess. A tasty mess...but really really messy. Don't ask me how I know this. Really it is even better the next day after it has solidified more...but that requires extreme amounts of willpower.

Here is Christie's recipe...her blog is fun and she has a number of recipes that will send you running for your elliptical after you try them! Whitney at My Journey Toward: The Glamorous Life of a Housewife has a variation on this recipe. I think the end result would be about the same...except that she put M&Ms on the top! Yum!! Oh, and Whitney is doing a fall giveaway of some cute plates! Go check her out!


Rae said...

These look and sound fantastic. I am definitely going to give them a try!

Joy said...

Oh*My*Goodness! Your last two posts have my mouth watering!!!! Everything looks soooo delicious!

Shannon said...

Ok, I will definitely have to try this one!

Kitty Scraps said...

Oh those look yummy!

Our Complete Family said...

I just printed this out and am going to make them this weekend. Yummy! I guess I'd better get out the bike with the bike trailer b/c I can already tell ya I'll be eating 1/2 of this recipe myself~ yummy! Happy Monday~ Les

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Weeksie50 said...

Wow- Those look super yummy.

Tausha said...

ok-I need to make those! yummy! I have another carmel brownie recipe-but it's super expensive to make and a pain! This one sounds right up my alley! I haven't read about the blackberry freezer jam-but thats on my agenda for tomorrow. I have access to FREE blackberries. I have never done blackberry jam-is it as delicious as it sounds!

Darlene said...

Oh MY gosh, that looks and sounds YUMMY...we will have to try them!!

Jenni said...

I needed another cookie-type recipe, and yours looks SO good! I can't wait to try it out ASAP! :)

Have a wonderful day! :)