Friday, February 1, 2008

Chocolate Caramel Bars

This recipe comes from a favorite sister-in-law ;) that made them for our family a few years back. She didn't have any eggs at the time and it was Sunday, so she needed a recipe without eggs and this is what she came up with. It has been a favorite of many people for a long time since. I really don't know what they're officially called, so I just call 'em:

Chocolate Caramel Bars
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup melted margarine, butter
about 1/2-3/4 bag of chocolate chips
1/2 cup caramel sauce (you know, any kind you would put on an ice cream sundae)
**My very favorite caramel is Mrs. Richardson's Butterscotch Caramel Topping- Yum Yum!
Mix flour, oats, sugar, salt and baking soda in a bowl. Melt butter and add to flour mixture. Stir until combined. Pat down 3/4 of the mixture in a 9x13 and bake at 300 degrees for about 10 minutes (it won't look done). Drizzle caramel on top while hot. If you want more caramel, go for it! Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly on top of caramel. Crumble the rest of mixture on top and bake at the same temperature for 15 minutes or so. Allow to cool completely for easiest cutting. Oh so gooey and yummy!!
**I don't suggest that you use any stoneware for this recipe. It takes a lot longer to cook and it's just not as accurate for this recipe.


kira said...

I had totally forgotten about being out of eggs - good memory! mmm.

Waldron Family said...

This one looks divine. Yum. Will have to try this. Thanks.
Kimmie Waldron