Scrumptious bar cookie loaded with goodies!
|1½||cups unsalted butter, very soft|
|2||cups quick cooking oats|
|½||cup firmly packed brown sugar|
|1||teaspoon baking soda|
|2||cups milk chocolate chips|
|1||cup walnuts or pecans|
|1||(14 ounce) bag Kraft carmels|
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine butter, 2 cups flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda and salt until crumbly. Press 1/2 of the crumb mixture into a lightly greased, 9x13 inch baking dish. Bake for 10 minutes; remove from oven. Meanwhile, in another bowl, stir together chocolate chips, nuts and 1/4 cup flour; set aside. In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the caramels and milk, stirring frequently until the caramel is melted and the mixture is smooth. Sprinkle the chocolate chip and nut mixture over the warm crust. Pour melted carmel over chocolate chip/nut mixture. Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture over the carmel. Return to oven and bake an additional 15 minutes. Store completely cooled bars in the refrigerator. *Can add a bit of cinnamon to the batter if you wish.