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Chocolate Chip, Oats and Caramel Cookie Squares

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  • 35 min prep time
  • 2 hr 40 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 16 servings
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A classic layered bar makes the perfect treat to tote to a get-together.

Bake-Off® Contest 37, 1996
Niela Frantellizzi
Boca Raton, Florida

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated chocolate chip cookies
1
cup quick-cooking oats
Dash salt, if desired
2/3
cup caramel ice cream topping
5
tablespoons Pillsbury BEST® all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon vanilla
3/4
cup Fisher® Chef's Naturals® Chopped Walnuts
1
cup Hershey's® semi-sweet baking chips (6 oz)

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in oats and salt. Reserve 1/2 cup dough for topping. In ungreased 9-inch square pan, press remaining dough mixture evenly in bottom to form crust.
  • 2 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until dough puffs and appears dry.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix caramel topping, flour and vanilla until well blended. Sprinkle walnuts and baking chips evenly over crust. Drizzle evenly with caramel mixture. Crumble reserved 1/2 cup dough mixture over caramel.
  • 4 Bake 20 to 25 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen bars. Cool completely, about 1 hour, 30 minutes. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store tightly covered.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in oats and salt. Reserve 1/2 cup dough for topping. In ungreased 9-inch square pan, press remaining dough mixture evenly in bottom to form crust.
  • 2 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until dough puffs and appears dry.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix caramel topping, flour and vanilla until well blended. Sprinkle walnuts and baking chips evenly over crust. Drizzle evenly with caramel mixture. Crumble reserved 1/2 cup dough mixture over caramel.
  • 4 Bake 20 to 25 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen bars. Cool completely, about 1 hour, 30 minutes. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store tightly covered.

Expert Tips

Did you know? Pillsbury has a gluten free cookie dough.

Totally totable, these classic layered bars are perfect for get-togethers with family and friends.

Nutrition Information

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