Thursday, October 13, 2011

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

This has been a very busy but exciting volleyball season.  Our oldest is a senior and plays libero on her high school volleyball team.  They are having an amazing season, and we are having such fun.  One thing the girls like to do when they gather is.... EAT.  They love it when I make Monster Bars.  Another two favorites for volleyball tournaments is a Penne Pasta Toss  (which I usually quadruple because they scarf it down) and Fruit Dip with a huge bowl of strawberries.

Well, this last tournament, one of my volleyball mom friends made a new bar, we are SO in love with this new bar recipe.  It is easy, makes a huge amount and it has caramel, chocolate and oatmeal - YUM!  Thank you Margie for this wonderful, new, easy recipe.  Meg, our youngest, said..... "I think I like this better than Monster Bars!"  That is huge - We LOVE Monster Bars!

Again, thanks Margie for sharing!

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Caramel Bars 

1 1/2 c. butter, softened
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
2 c. oatmeal
2 c. flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

1 jar of Mrs. Richardson's caramel sauce
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Mix the 6 ingredients to make a dough.  Spread 3/4 of the dough into greased large (17 x 12) jelly roll pan.  Bake 12 minutes at 350 degrees.  

Melt one jar of Mrs. Richardson's Caramel Ice Cream Topping in the microwave according to directions on back of jar.  Spread caramel over baked dough.  Sprinkle with 1 1/2 c. chocolate chips.  Dot balance of remaining dough on top of caramel and chocolate chips.  Bake another 15 minutes.  Allow to cool on a cooling rack for several hours or until bars set up. 

1 comment:

Jihane @ Sinful Sundays said...

Those bars look delicious and like they have the prefect amount of sweet stickiness to them! Yum! :)