Prep Time 30 min
Cook Time 18 Min
Servings 4
Difficulty Moderate

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/2 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups quick rolled oats
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (12 oz. pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 40 caramels
  • 3 tbsps. water

Directions

  • Step 1

    HEAT oven to 375°F.

  • Step 2

    COMBINE granulated sugar, brown sugar, shortening, butter, eggs, baking soda, cinnamon, vanilla, baking powder and salt in bowl of electric mixer; beat at medium speed until well blended. Add oats and flour gradually at low speed. Press half of dough into ungreased 13 x 9-inch pan. Sprinkle with 1 cup chocolate chips.

  • Step 3

    COMBINE caramels and 1 tablespoon water in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on MEDIUM (50% power) 4 minutes or until caramels have melted. Stir occasionally. Drizzle half of mixture over chips. Crumble remaining oatmeal mixture over top. Press flat.

  • Step 4

    BAKE 15 to 18 minutes or until lightly browned.

  • Step 5

    STIR 1 tablespoon water into remaining caramel mixture. Reheat in microwave on MEDIUM 1 minute. Stir in remaining 1 cup chocolate chips until melted and mixture is well blended. Reheat if necessary. Stir in remaining 1 tablespoon water. Spread over hot baked surface. Cool. Cut into bars.

  • Step 6

    Instead of using microwave, caramels can be melted in a small saucepan on the stove over very low heat, stirring occasionally.

Serving size
(1 bar of 48)

  • Calories 150
  • Calories from Fat60g
  • Total Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 15mg
  • Sodium 50mg
  • Potassium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 22g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 13g
  • Protein 2g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Vitamin D 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Thiamin 0%
  • Niacin 0%
  • Zinc 0%
  • Riboflavin 0%
  • Iron 0%

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