Oh boy do I love these bars. But, let’s be honest, I love anything with caramel and chocolate.
These are probably one of my favorite bar cookies that I make. I’m not sure what it is about them, but these cookies rock, or as my boys would say “they’re sick” (in case you’re wondering, that is their way of saying they are REALLY GOOD!).
The best part about them is they have oatmeal in them so they have to be some what healthy . . .at least that’s what I keep telling myself every time I dive in for another one.
- 60 Caramels
- 1/2 cup half-n-half
- 1 1/2 cups oatmeal
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
- 3/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 cup + 2 Tbsp butter , melted
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
Unwrap caramels and place in medium size saucepan, add half-n-half and cook on low heat, stir until melted and smooth. Set aside.
Mix melted butter, oatmeal, flour, brown sugar, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl. Stir until well combined. Set aside 1 1/2 cups of this mixture and press remaining mixture into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately pour caramel mixture evenly over base. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. Sprinkle reserved oatmeal mixture evenly over chips. Bake for an additional 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool completely before cutting.