Ooey, gooey deliciousness in bars loaded with chocolate, oats and caramel with an oatmeal cookie crust!
- 32 caramel squares unwrapped
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup Marzetti's Old Fashioned Light Caramel Dip or any caramel dip will do. dip optional - for gooey-er
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter melted
- 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
Spray an 8x8 pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
Combine caramels and heavy cream in a small saucepan over low heat and stir until completely melted and smooth. If you opt for gooey-er - add 1/3 to 1/2 cup caramel sauce to the caramel mixture, stir in and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine melted butter, brown sugar, flour, oats, and baking soda.
Place half of the oatmeal mixture into the bottom of the baking pan and pat down.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Remove pan from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over cookie crust.
Pour caramel mixture over chocolate chips.
Crumble remaining oatmeal mixture over caramel and return to oven and bake an additional 15-20 minutes, until the edges are lightly browned.
Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting.
Ooey Gooey Deliciousness!!