CHOCOLATE CARAMEL OATMEAL SQUARES
quick or old-fashioned oats
packed brown sugar
butterscotch caramel ice cream topping
semi-sweet chocolate morsels
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 13×9 pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Combine oats, 1 ½ cups flour, brown sugar and baking soda in mixing bowl. Add butter and mix until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup of the crumb mixture.
Press remaining crumb mixture onto bottom of pan.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Combine ice cream topping and remaining ¼ cup flour in bowl, whisk until smooth.
Drizzle over bottom of crust and spread to edges.
Combine pecans and reserved crumb mixture. Sprinkle mixture and chocolate morsels evenly over caramel mixture.
Bake 15-18 minutes or until golden and bubbly.
Cool completely and cut into bars.
Add Different Chips:
Mix the chocolate chips with butterscotch chips.
A peanut butter version with peanut butter chips and peanut butter sauce. They are scrumptious.
Feel free to add make your own caramel sauce.
Dietary consideration tip:
Try using a
low calorie brown sugar
sugar free chips
to make a low calorie version of this dish.
These are lovely just the way they are, however, if you are going to a fancier event, make these and decorate with mini M&M's or drizzle chocolate or caramel or both on top to perfect them.
Use parchment to line pan and run a knife along the sides when squares are done cooking for easier release.
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