Easy Oatmeal-Caramel Bars
- 1 roll(16.5 oz) Pillsbury refrigerated chocolate chip cookies or two cups of this
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats (I used old fashioned and they were still yummy)
- dash of salt, if desired
- 2/3 cup caramel topping
- 5 T all-purpose flour
- 1 t vanilla
- 3/4 cups chopped walnuts (I didn't use)
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Directions: Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in oats and salt. Reserve 1/2 cup dough for topping; press remaining dough into an ungreased 9-inch square pan.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until dough puffs and appears dry. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together caramel topping, flour and vanilla until well blended. Sprinkle walnuts and chocolate chips evenly over crust; drizzle with caramel mixture. Crumble reserved 1/2 cup dough mixture over caramel.
Bake 20-25 minutes longer of until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store tightly covered.