Caramel Oatmeal Bars

Caramel Oatmeal Bars

Tags: Bars

  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Ready Time: 120 min
  • Yield: 3 dozen squares

Ingredients

  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 3/4 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 3/4 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats, uncooked
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour, plus 3 tbsps., divided
  • 1/2 cup Pillsbury BEST® Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/3 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 (12.5 oz.) jar Smucker's® Caramel Flavored Topping

Preparation Directions

  • HEAT oven to 350°F. Coat a 9 x 9-inch baking pan with no-stick cooking spray.
  • BEAT shortening, oats, brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda and cinnamon in large bowl with an electric mixer at low speed until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 1/2 cup for topping. Press remaining crumbs into prepared pan.
  • BAKE 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Sprinkle chocolate chips and nuts over crust. Stir together caramel topping and 3 tablespoons flour until well blended. Drizzle over chocolate chips and nuts. Top with reserved 1/2 cup crumbs.
  • BAKE an additional 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. While still warm, run a knife around the outside edge of pan. Cool completely on rack.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 bar, 1/36 of recipe), Calories 160 (Calories from Fat 60), Total Fat 7g (Saturated Fat 2.5g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 50mg, Total Carbohydrate 21g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 13g), Protein 2g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 4%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.