Chocolate and Caramel Oatmeal Bars

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 3 hr 5 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 24 servings


jar (12.25 oz) caramel topping (1 cup)
box yellow cake mix
cup butter or margarine, softened
cups quick-cooking oats
1 1/2
cups semisweet chocolate chips
cup chopped walnuts or pecans


  1. 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, letting foil hang 2 inches over short ends of pan. Spray foil with cooking spray.
  2. 2 In small bowl, mix caramel topping and 1 tablespoon of the cake mix; set aside. In large bowl beat remaining cake mix, butter and egg with electric mixer on low speed about 1 minute or just until crumbly. Stir in oats, using hands if necessary. Reserve 1 cup oat mixture. Using a piece of plastic wrap on crumb mixture, press remaining oat mixture in bottom of pan; remove plastic wrap. Bake 14 to 18 minutes or until light golden brown.
  3. 3 Sprinkle chocolate chips and walnuts over hot crust. Drizzle caramel mixture evenly over chocolate chips and walnuts to within 1/2 inch of edges. Crumble reserved oat mixture over top.
  4. 4 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 2 hours. Using foil to lift, remove bars from pan. Remove foil. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store covered.




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