If your New Year's resolutions include losing some weight, or eating healthier, than this recipe is not for you. Thankfully for my NY resolution to just those very things, I made these right after Christmas, and sent the leftovers packing with young, thin people.
Nevertheless, in spite of a major mistake in following directions on my part, they were (and will be if you make them the right way) delicious!
OATMEAL CARAMEL BARS
1 (14 oz.) package caramels
1/3 c. milk
2 c. flour
2 c. regular oats, uncooked
1-1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 c. butter or margarine
1 (12 oz.) package chocolate morsels
1 c. chopped pecans
Combine caramels and milk in a saucepan; cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the caramels melt. Set aside.
Combine flour, oats, sugar, soda and salt. Add eggs and butter, stirring until mixture is crumbly. Press half of mixture into a greased 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan.
Bake at 350 deg. F for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with chocolate morsels and pecans; pour caramel mixture evenly on top. Sprinkle remaining crumbly oat mixture on top. Bake at 350 deg. F for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool and cut into bars. (they cut better if they have been refrigerated).
These are very rich, and just a small bar is enough... think cutting that bar in the picture into 3! It will serve a lot!
Some sewing has started to happen, and I'll have a ruby slip update tomorrow!