Rating: 4.5 stars
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

A little salty and a lot sweet, these chewy bars will quickly become your new favorite treat. Top the chocolate- and oat-studded salted caramel bars with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a dreamy dessert.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
bake:
20 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
60
Yield:
60 bars
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil over edges of pan; set aside.

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  • In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar and brown sugar. Beat until light and fluffy, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs until combined. In a medium bowl stir together flour, crushed pretzels, baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating until combined. Stir in oats. Remove 1 cup of the oat mixture for topping. Press the remaining mixture evenly onto the bottom of the prepared baking pan.

  • In a medium saucepan cook and stir sweetened condensed milk and caramel bits over medium-low heat until caramel is melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Pour caramel mixture over oat mixture in pan. Sprinkle with chocolate pieces, cashews, and sea salt. Drop the remaining oat mixture in spoonfuls on top of filling.

  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until light brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Using the edges of the foil, lift uncut bars out of pan. Cut into bars.

Tips

Don't be a square. Have some fun with bar shapes. To make triangles, cut large squares, then cut each square in half diagonally. Or cut the baked mixture into long, thin sticks.

Nutrition Facts

176 calories; fat 7g; cholesterol 18mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 26g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 16g; protein 3g; vitamin a 97.2IU; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.4mg; folate 12.1mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 144mg; potassium 100mg; calcium 30.3mg; iron 1.1mg.
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