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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Oatmeal Bars

Holy cow but these are good! IT Guy walked in the door from work and dove right in and could not stay out of them. These are so easy to whip up and makes a nice pan full of yumminess. Great for lunches or an evening snack. And I bet you can’t eat just one.

Chocolate Caramel 
Pecan Oatmeal Bars
1 box yellow cake mix
2 1/2 cups quick oats
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter ~ melted
Dash of salt
1 11-ounce package chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans
25 caramels ~ unwrapped
1 tablespoon water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Pour chopped pecans in a 9x13 inch pan and toast in the oven for 5 minutes.
Place pecans on a plate to cool.
Spray the 9x13 inch pan REALLY well with cooking spray. 
Increase oven temperature to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, oatmeal and melted butter. 
Stir with a fork until well mixed.
Place half of the oatmeal mixture into the prepared pan. Press down.
Sprinkle with chocolate chips and toasted pecans then scatter the remaining oatmeal mixture on top.
Bake for 30 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges.
In a small bowl, combine the unwrapped caramel and the 1 tablespoon of water. Microwave for 1 minutes stirring every 15 seconds until smooth.
Drizzle caramel on top of oatmeal bars.
Cool, slice and eat!

Here we go!!!

Toast the pecans!

Combine the cake mix, 
oatmeal and melted butter.


Add half of the crumble mixture 
to the pan then add the chocolate 
chips and pecans.

Then the rest of the crumble mixture.


Melt the caramels with the water and stir until smooth. then drizzle over the cooked bars.

Cool, slice and eat!