NUTTY CHOCOLATE CARAMEL BARS
2 1/3 cups All-purpose flour, divided
2 cups Old fashioned oats (not quick cooking oatmeal)
1 cup Packed brown sugar
1 tsp. Baking soda
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 cup (2 sticks) Butter
2 cups (12 oz.) Semi-Sweet chocolate morsels (chocolate chips)
1 1/2 cups Chopped walnuts
1 cup (12.25-oz. jar) Caramel ice cream topping
Combine 2 cups flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add butter; blend with a pastry blender until all ingredients are moistened. Reserve 1-cup crumb mixture; press remaining mixture onto bottom of ungreased 13×9-inch pan.
Bake in preheated 350?F. oven for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven. Sprinkle with morsels and walnuts. Combine caramel topping and remaining 1/3-cup flour in small bowl; drizzle over base. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
Bake in 350?F. oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
Yield: 2 1/2 dozen bars
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Creative Cooking By Lydia
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