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Chocolate and Caramel Oat Bars

These easy oat bars are sweet and rich, and can be topped with ice cream.
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Desserts
Servings 4 dozen

Ingredients
  

  • 2 1/4 cups flour divided
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups cold butter
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 12 ounces
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 1 jar caramel ice cream topping 12 ounces

Instructions
 

  • Combine 2 cups of the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. Set half aside for topping.
  • Press the remaining crumb mixture into a greased 13-in. X 9-in. X 2-in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with the chocolate chips and pecans. Whisk the caramel topping and remaining flour until smooth, drizzle over top. Sprinkle with the reserved crumb mixture.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool before cutting.