Caramel Bars

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005

Sara first made this recipe for us from Thad’s Recipe Collection — yum!

Ingredients

* 14 oz package of caramels
* 1/3 cup milk
* 1 cup flour
* 1 cup old fashioned oats
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 3/4 cup brown sugar
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine (Maria uses butter, so will you), soft
* 1 1/4 cup chocolate chips
* 3/4 cup peanuts (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°.

Combine flour, oats, baking soda, brown sugar, and salt. Cut in butter until pea-sized mixture. Spread 3/4 of the mixture into a greased 9×13 pan. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes.

Combine caramels and milk in saucepan and melt.

Sprinkle chocolate chips and peanuts on top of baked mixture. Drizzle caramel mixture on top of chips and peanuts. Cover with remaining flour mixture. Bake for 12 minutes at 350°
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Cool completely and cut into bars.

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