Salty Caramel Oat Bars

You’re gonna love me for these bars.  Like be in love with me forever and name your children after me.

Sometimes things are just THAT good.  Like Diet Dr. Pepper and Twizzlers.  Just good. The end.

Obviously if you have been reading this blog for any length of time you know how I love my bars.  AND you know how I love my salty/sweet.  Sorry to be so predictable.

I won’t bore you with a lot of words today because it’s getting late and I haven’t made dinner, started laundry or painted my nails.

I have, however, checked Pinterest 3,457 times, gone to hell (Pilates class) and made a fun cocktail for my other site.

ANNND I still have to pack for a trip that I am going on tomorrow with some of the coolest girls in all the land, like her and her and her aaannd her.  AND her and her and her and her!  It’s all to celebrate our friend Georgia’s new book.  So you see, I have lots of things I should be doing, which means I should stop talking now.

 

Salty Caramel Oat Bars.

OK, here’s what you do…

Mix up the usual suspects in your stand mixer…butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla…

Mix in some newbies, crushed pretzels, oats and, of course, flour…

Press that yumminess into a jelly roll pan lined with foil.  You need to save about a cup of the mix for later.

Now melt in a saucepan some caramels and a can of sweetened condensed milk.  Yes, it’s true.

While it’s melting chop up some cashews.

When your caramel is melted pour that over your base, then sprinkle your cashews, some milk chips and the remainder of the oat mixture…

Then bake it up.  I am loving my new Frigidaire Gallery Double Oven.  The top and bottom ovens are the same size, so you aren’t limited to what you can make.

When they’re done you have to let them cool.  But since you lined the pan, they are easy to remove and cut.  This is really an awesome recipe for the holidays because this recipe makes a TON of bars!  You can get up to 60, depending on the size you cut them!

Print

Salty Caramel Oat Bars

  • Author: Cookies & Cups

Description:

makes approx 60 bars


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cups finely crushed pretzels
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk, minus 1/2 cup)
  • 1 (11oz) bag of caramels, unwrapped
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped cashews
  • 1 tsp coarse sea salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°
  2. Line a 15x10x1 inch pan with foil
  3. With your electric mixer beat butter and sugars together. Add eggs and vanilla until incorporated.
  4. On low speed add in your pretzels and flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly mix in your oats.
  5. Set aside 1 cup of your batter.
  6. Press remaining batter into prepared pan.
  7. In medium saucepan combine your caramels and sweetened condensed milk over medium heat until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth.
  8. Pour caramel on oat batter. Sprinkle the cashews, chocolate chips and remaining oat batter on top.
  9. Sprinkle your coarse sea salt evenly over top.
  10. Bake for 20-2 minutes until top starts to golden.
  11. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.
  12. When cool lift bars from pan with foil and cut.

Want To Save This Recipe?

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

You might also like...

72 Responses
  1. I DO NOT APPRECIATE IDEAS LIKE THIS! Sheesh! It’ like a Take 5 bar meets chcolate chip cookies. CRAZYTOWN. AND I do not appreciate you boasting about your fancy-schmancy double oven. Do you by any chance have a direct line to Santa for one of those? Or my husband? 😉 xo

  2. Mmmmm… I’ve just spent far too long going through your recipes looking at goodies! They all look delicious, and I have a list ready to try out. I can confidently say my husband will forever be grateful. My butt, which already feels bigger, not so much. 😉

  3. Bern

    I love the sound of this recipe but … we don’t have the same type of pretzels here in Australia as you do in the US. Ours are small and hard … not soft and doughy like yours are over there. What can I use in place of the pretzels to give the same result?

    With thanks, Bern

  4. This is in reference to my above comment. Obviously I should re-read my comments before I post…sorry I’ve been away from the computer for a bit and it seems I forgot how to type, spell, etc 🙂

  5. Um….yes please can have some!!!!! These look spectacularly (not sure if that’s even a word.) ooey , gooey and re sort of kinda yummy…and I like how they are heart healthy with the oats and all!!!

  6. ColleenB.

    These look so yummy, but for me, I have to omit the nuts. I know my grandkids will love these tho.
    Thank U 4 sharing the recipe
    ColleenB.

  7. I just started to drool when looking at another blog’s salted caramel cookies… and now this?!!! I think the world is telling me that I need to make something with salted caramels! These bars look insane!

  8. Kind of awkward but…I was totally already going to name a child after you. Maybe now I’ll name two? Or one of my siblings’ future children?

    Have fun on your trip!

Leave a Reply

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

Tips for Baking Success!

Cookies and Cups Newsletter Get 5 Baking Secrets That Will Change Your Life!

Delivered Straight to Your Inbox, For Free:

Recipes You’ll Love

This site participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn a small fee by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Ad Blocker Detected!

Advertisements fund this website. Please disable your adblocking software or whitelist our website.
Thank You!