Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Chews
Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Chews
Here in Boise, we’ve got the blues! Our Boise State Broncos are welcoming Tulsa on the “Big Blue” this coming Saturday night. We have friends joining us for the weekend, so I’m busy fixing football food.
My sister, Kim shared Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Chews at our annual Girl’s Week in Colorado this summer. Warning, these are super addictive. It’s the chewy oatmeal combined with chocolate, caramel, nuts….oh, yum. They go together super quick, just layer them up, pop them in the oven, cool and cut and you’ll have an easy pack and serve treat you’ll find yourself wanting to share with all your fans.
- 2 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
- 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¾ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup butter or margarine, melted
- 1 cup butterscotch caramel ice cream topping (I use Mrs. Richardson brand)
- ½ cup pecans (chopped or whole)
- 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips (or a mix of white or dark chips)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray 9 x 13" pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Combine oats, 1-1/2 cups of flour, brown sugar and baking soda in a bowl. Add butter; mix until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup of crumb mixture. Press remaining crumb mixture into bottom of pan.
- Bake 15 minutes.
- Combine ice cream topping and remaining ¼ cup flour in a small bowl; whisk until smooth.
- Drizzle over bottom crust; carefully spread to the edges.
- Combine pecans and reserved crumb mixture in small bowl. Sprinkle crumb mixture and chocolate morsels evenly over caramel mixture.
- Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.
- Remove to cooling rack. Cool Completely. Cut into bars.
So far I’ve resisted Pinning – blogging is addictive enough and I don’t know where I’d find another 10 minutes. I know myself and it’s all or nothing!
What I WON’T resist is this recipe. I have everything but the caramel topping and I’ll get it in the morning. If it wasn’t 11 at night I’d be heading for the store this minute!
My daughter says the same thing. She joined just so she can follow other’s boards. You don’t actually have to pin…although it sure is fun!
Happy Fall Gnee, nice to see you! Sounds like you had a fun summer! The cookies look great:@)
I do like pinterest 🙂 and this recipe looks delicious! So nice to stop by and hear you singing again!
HI! I’ve missed you! So fun to see your blog highlighted on my sidebar this morning. Great picture of you! I haven’t gotten on the pinterest bandwagon yet, still bookmarking. I need to give it a try!
Yep been pinning already. It is so fun. I am really glad to see you back! I have missed you. The recipe looks yummy.
Holding up a huge “Welcome Back” banner. Do you see it? Look east and squint.
Actually, you mentioned “pinning” in a comment on my blog during the summer. I didn’t know what you meant and asked my daughter. She said something along the lines of, “…another internet addiction opportunity for you, mom.”
But I did look at it and I know that I would love it. In fact, that’s the reason I haven’t pursued it yet. She’s right about my addictive personality. That’s also the reason that I don’t have a facebook.
… and all of cyberland gasps in horror.
At any rate, I’m glad to hear birds singing.
And the bars? Yummy.
I’m using Pinterest for the same thing… all those recipes I used to copy and paste are a thing of the past!!
Of course I pin more recipes than I’ll ever make, but at least it’s simple, fast, and easy.
I have missed you! I do love Pinterest but my problem is that it sucks too much of my time (I know, my fault!) But I spent enough time as it is on the computer..maybe I need a class on time management! LOL
Gnee the bars look so good! I knew you were gone from blogging but not gone from the Internet as I follow you on Pinterest and I have repinned (a ton) of your pins — such good taste. A sisters weekend sounds good — my sisters, Jeannie and Jaqueline, have talked about it but haven’t done it. Joni
Welcome back, Gnee! your sister’s recipe looks delicious. Glad you had a nice weekend with your friends and family.
I’m happy to see you blogging again and have enjoyed staying connected through Pinterest. Gosh, it’s addictive! All I needed was one more thing to spend time on, but I just can’t stay away from it. I’ve found the funniest and most creative ideas there and love that I can organize them so easily.
My FAVORITE PINTEREST PAL!!!! Welcome back!! I have enjoyed your pinning so much. Joni and I say we don’t have to do anything but repin yours (and my friend Laura Folkman’s so if you want a ton more of good ideas, go to Laura’s Pinterest – she is as busy as you but she isn’t a blogger so that is all she is doing.)
These definitely are pin worthy. I feel like pinning moves so fast that I have to check every day or I miss out. It is a great way to keep track and also I have made a lot of the recipes and they are great. Keep pinning!
Stoppin by from the blog hop and now following you via GFC. Please follow me back at http://jessycaspage.blogspot.com/
Thanks have a great week!
Renee you won the soup station! I tried emailing you to get your address. I will try again. Congrats.
I am a Pinterest addict! I just love how easy it is to collect and store my favourite images. I love it so much I have started a weekly linky party devoted to Pinterest! It’s called Pinning and Singing on the Weekend and I would be so honoured if you could pop by and check it out! Maybe you could even link up this post?
I have also created a Pinning Bloggers Master List at my blog that you might be interested in joining.
Lovely to see you!
Best wishes and happy pinning!
Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me