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Caramel Candy Bars


Makes about 54

1 (14 ounce) package caramel candies, unwrapped
1/3 cup milk
2 cups unbleached flour
2 cups quick-cooking or regular oats
1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 (6 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts or dry roasted peanuts

Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Grease a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Heat candies and milk in 2-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently, until smooth; remove from heat. Mix flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, salt and egg in large bowl. Stir in margarine with fork until mixture is crumbly. Press half of the crumbly mixture in pan. Bake 10 minutes. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and walnuts; drizzle with caramel mixture. Sprinkle remaining crumbly mixture over top. Bake until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool 30 minutes. Loosen edges from sides of pan; cool completely. Cut into 2 x 1-inch bars.

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Reviews of Caramel Candy Bars:

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  A cookie baker  Apr 9, 2012
Would make this again.
My mother got this exact same recipe off the back of a box of Quaker Oats back in the 1960's. Loved them then, still love them. They are always a big hit with the kids and grandkids and adults. 5 stars

  Chrissy  Dec 22, 2011
Would make this again.
I had a hard time getting the candies to melt and the crust was very sticky. I probably made a mistake myself, but it was not a good experience. If I ever tried it again I would crush the candies a lot before I try melting them. 2 stars

  A Cookie baker in Ohio  Dec 21, 2011
Would make this again.
Used caramel ice cream topping and dry roasted peanuts to simplify the recipe and created something akin to my favorite candy bar. Sticky and gooey but well worth it! 5 stars

   Dec 19, 2010
Would make this again.
A hit! Definitely would make this bars again. Adults and children loved it at my daughters school. 5 stars

  Cookie Baker in Las Vegas  Dec 1, 2010
Would make this again.
Love these!! I have made these every year at Christmas for the past 30 years. Everyone loves them and asks me for the recipe. I got the recipe from a friend who called them "Oatmeal Carmelitas". 5 stars

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