Oatmeal Carmelites
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 (11.75 ounce) jar caramel ice cream topping
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped (optional)
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium size bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, oats, salt, soda and melted butter until crumbly.
  3. Spread half of the mixture in the pan. Bake for 10 minutes and remove from oven.
  4. While that is baking, mix together the jar of caramel topping, 3 T. flour & pecans in a small bowl. Pour over the hot crust then sprinkle the chocolate chips on top.
  5. Crumble the rest of the crust mixture over the caramel and chocolate then bake for an additional 15 minutes. Bars are crumbly if eaten warm. Let cool for easier cutting.
Notes
If you prefer no nuts, you could omit them and just add more chocolate chips!
Recipe by Baked in AZ at http://bakedinaz.com/oatmeal-carmelites/