Thursday, March 24, 2011

Oatmeal Caramelitas

I needed a quick treat to take tonight to pack meeting.  I've been saving this recipe for awhile now so I decided to try it out. 

I did make one change right off the bat because I didn't have caramel just sitting in the cupboard (actually I did but didn't realize it at the time :)  So I used this recipe that we LOVE for caramel:

For the Carmel you will need to mix:
2 cups brown sugar                                                     1 cup Karol syrup
1 cube margarine

Bring mixture to a boil.  Add 1 can of eagle brand milk and boil for 4 minutes.  Set aside.  (You'll actually only need about 2 cups of this prepared so you can save the rest for caramel popcorn, the perfect dip for apples, or whatever you would like.)

 While melting caramel, mix together:

1 cup quick cook oats                                                 1 cup flour
3/4 cup packed brown sugar                                       ½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt                                                                     3/4 cup melted butter

Press half of the mixture into a greased 11 x 7 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with 1 cup chocolate chips. Pour caramel mixture over chips. Crumble remaining oatmeal mixture on top. Bake for 15 minutes more. Refrigerate immediately for at least 2 hours. Cut and eat! 

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