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Caramel Oatmeal Chewies

Caramel Oatmeal Chewies
Makes:
30 bars
Prep Time:
15
minutes
Total Time:
45
minutes
based on
286 reviews
Chewy oats surround layers of chocolate, caramel and nuts in these hearty bars. Perfect for all occasions.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, (optional)
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup caramel ice cream topping

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350º F. Grease bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

COMBINE oats, 1½ cups flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Stir in butter; mix well. Reserve 1 cup oat mixture; press remaining oat mixture onto bottom of prepared baking pan.

BAKE for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with morsels and nuts. Mix caramel topping with remaining flour in small bowl; drizzle over nuts to within ¼ inch of pan edges. Sprinkle with reserved oat mixture.

BAKE for 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack; refrigerate until firm. Cut into bars.


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    Caramel oatmeal Chewies

    Denise Brad from PENNDEL, PA

    My son loves oatmeal cookies and is away at college. I was looking for a different oatmeal cookie to send to him as a surprise. He and his room mates really loved this. He even CALLED home to thank me. A call home is rare from him. I promised to make these again and he promised to call again.

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    sooo goood

    Lynda Craft from PORTLANDVILLE, NY

    I mad these for a coffee get together. They were a big hit. Everyone loved them.

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    Caramel Oatmeal Chewies

    Noreen Gilbert from BURLINGTON, MA

    I made these and for a cookout and everybody loved them and they were asking for the recipe. They are so easy to make and are delicious.

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    awesome

    ANNA ALLISON from LEWISBURG, PA

    followed the recipe exactly...with a glass of milk yummmm

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    Great for Gift Giving

    Frenetta Bass from PASADENA, CA

    I made them for the holidays as gifts in little bags for my nieces and nephews. Unfortunately the adults were eating them from their children so I must make more for Valentine's day gift bags. My son said they could'nt have been healthy because they were too addicting (he ate about 7 in a matter of minutes).

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    Thank you!!

    Jenifer Bratchie from MONROE, NC

    Yummy! I have been looking for this recipe for a while. My mom used to make this when I was a kid. I am allergic to nuts, so I make this without them. Delicious!

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    Caramel Oatmeal Chewies

    Gayle Sedlock from SPRING LAKE, MI

    The recipe is quite simple to make. I love oatmeal & am always looking for recipes that include it. I made the recipe to serve after a recent U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary meeting where my husband & I are members. They were a big hit with the Auxiliarists, as well as the Coast Guard! My husband also loves the dessert. I'm sure I will be making it again and again.

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    Caramel Oatmeal Chewies

    Patricia Clark from PHOENIX, AZ

    I'm always looking for good bar cookie recipes and this is one of the best. The combination of ingredients is so wonderful, all my favorite flavors. I will be making this often.

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    Super Yummy!!!

    Kerri Ritchie from LEXINGTON PARK, MD

    These are the best! I made them for a potluck picnic on Saturday. They were soooo delicious I made them again on Sunday. Highly recommend them.

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    Just Yummy!

    SUSAN BELONGIA from CUDAHY, WI

    I made these for a work lunch and they were gone before we sat down to eat our lunch, what an easy and yummy treat! The girls said "they have everything you love in them". I've been asked over and over to bring them again whenever we have a food day at work!

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    Soooo Good

    Maria Pesko from CHICAGO, IL

    These bars are amazing. My family & friends couldn't stop eating them (literally). They are perfect for football Sundays!

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    Yummy

    Mary-Jo Canuel from WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA

    I made these bars and brought them to work. As soon as I put them down on the table my co-workers were digging in and saying how delicious they were. What a hit and very easy to make. I have another recipe just like this, but these are a little easier to make.

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    Caramel Oatmeal Chewies

    Susan Whatmore from Elyria, OH

    I had a similar recipe that called for melting caramels, this one is much easier and taste just as good.

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    caramel oatmeal chewies

    marg Zielinski from FLUSHING, MI

    These bars taste great and are easy to make. I added more nuts and caramel the second time I made them and they were even better. I will make them again and again.

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    yummy gooey goodness

    christina colchado from tucson, AZ

    I made these for friends and they thought they were the best gift ever, it was an easy office hit.

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    caramel oatmeal chewies

    Lorna Rohr from NEW YORK MILLS, MN

    I absolutely love these bars. They are similar to ones I need to bring to every family gathering or my family asks where they are.

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    A Real Treat

    Cheryl Quiroz from VALLEY VILLAGE, CA

    This recipe is great year round...and perfect for bake sales.

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    caramel oatmeal chewies

    adrienne may from Bear, DE

    This is a great recipe. Easy and tasty. It is a nice treat for fall parties. I use melted caramel candies instead of the ice cream topping.

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    great recipe

    KATHY WYANT from APOPKA, FL

    I have a recipe very similar to this but more difficult steps. This was awesome and so much easier. Thanks!!

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    Wonderful!

    Kristie Schultz from BOURBONNAIS, IL

    These were really easy and loved by everyone!

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    Caramel Oatmeal Chewies

    Maureen Stanford from FLORISSANT, MO

    I made a batch of these for my granddaughter to take to school. I think "awesome" pretty well describes this recipe. After everyone had to try "just one piece"....I needed to bake another batch so there would be enough to take to school. These deserve an A+ in my gradebook!

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    Won't Last Long

    Shelly Whiteing from ROLAND, IA

    These are so easy and so delicious! I made three pans of them over a week's time for various events and never brought any home. (I did leave out the nuts, for those non-nut lovers - they were just as good!)

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    caramel oatmeal chewies

    marie noffert from roseville, MI

    These are delicious and so easy to make. They have become a new family favorite. I used milk chocolate chips and pecans. What a nice treat!!

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    Caramel Oatmeal chewies

    Karen Stewart from PENSACOLA, FL

    I made this recipe and it was like the ones I use to made back in the 80's except it was a lot easier. They are real good.

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    Caramel Oatmeal Chewies

    Donna Mashburn from HELENA, AL

    These bars are great! Oatmeal and brown sugar are a big hit. But the caramel makes it explode. Delicious.

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    Absolutely Yummy

    P J Hatmaker from CORDOVA, TN

    These bar cookies are great. I used walnuts and the taste is wonderful. The combination of flavors is different and interesting. The caramel, chocolate, nuts and oats is yummy. They didn't last long.

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    CARAMEL OATMEAL CHEWIES

    Rachael Pipp from MILWAUKEE, WI

    They are good and fantastic.

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    Caramel Oatmeal Chewies

    VICKI EUGEA from EDWARDSVILLE, IL

    Made these yesterday. They are so good and easy to make. Better the next day. I used a 9x9 pan because I like a thicker bar and used milk chocolate chips. This recipe is a keeper.

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    WONDERFUL

    SHERRY MANDINA from PENFIELD, NY

    One of the best! I love oatmeal,and can never get enough, and these help alot!! Thanks, for the recipe!!!

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    these were great

    joel tedder from FORT DODGE, IA

    some of the best oatmeal cookies I have ever eaten. Adding the caramel was a bonus. you must give there a try.

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    Caramel oatmeal chewies

    Lana Shaw from JACKSONVILLE, NC

    A big hit with my family and friends. They disappear very quickly!!

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    Found a new favorite

    BARB BARRETT from BATAVIA, OH

    My husband has been parshal to his favorite oatmeal cookies, but after I made him these, he said he might have to change his favorite snack to the caramel oatmeal chewies.

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    Caramel Oatmeal Chewies

    Shirley Behnke from JONESBORO, AR

    I love chocolate, caramel and oatmeal, but what a great combination and I'll bet this would be great using the butterscotch Nestle chips.

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    Caramel Oatmeal Chewies

    Audean Vaught from SOMERSET, KY

    These are so good and easy to make. We like a change occasionally and these just hit the spot.

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    Caramel Oatmeal Chewies

    A M from

    Years ago my mom made these for us and they were a HUGE hit. I've looked for the recipe for months and finally found it. These are fabulous and very very easy. They are guaranteed to be gone in a day. Enjoy!!

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    Delicious Bars

    Mary Waybright from SIOUX FALLS, SD

    My family loves caramel so this was a huge hit with all of us. I know that this recipe will be used over and over by me and probably many generations to come.

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    Family Favorite!

    Beth Anne M. from NEW YORK, NY

    These cookies are a family favorite. Sometimes I substitute butterscotch or peanut butter chips for the chocolate chips. YUM!

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    Too delicious

    Mozelle Stanton from RESTON, VA

    I've been making this recipe for my step-daughter since she was in college as a freshman (she is now a graduate, AND a practicing dentist expecting her 2nd child!). She would ALWAYS request this particular goody above all her other favorite things, which are quite numerous! I always kept a bottle of caramel on the shelf, just in case I had to make an "emergency" batch!

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    Caramel Oatmeal Chewies

    JoAnn Heller from LA HABRA, CA

    Very very yummy treat! Will be a favorite for all.

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    So good

    LINDA WILKIN from BRITTON, MI

    Fantastic recipe and a wonderful change from chocolate. Easy to make and great flavor. Will be a staple in our kitchen from now on.

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    Fabulous Flavors

    Linda Hitchcock from ALEXANDRIA, VA

    These easy to mix up cookies are very similar to an old favorite date bar cookie I used to bake. This is really a winning combination.

  •  Star(s)

    Caramel outmeal chewies

    Robin Rosen-Sharp from aurora, OH

    I have been making these for years using a 14 oz bag of caramels melted with 1/4 cup of water instead of the ice cream topping. These are wonderful and my kids ask for them every year at holiday time.

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    caramel oatmeal chewies

    Lynn Chambers from Pulaski, WI

    Simple to make and taste great too! I made them for a recent holiday get together and everyone loved them. I plan to pass this one along to other dessert lovers.

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    Easy and tasty treats

    Joan Smith from Bridgeville, PA

    I could not believe how easy these were to make. With unexpected company arriving later in the day, I decided to try something new. Everybody raved about the flavor and when the evening was over, the entire dessert had been eaten. Next time I will make double batches to be on the safe side.

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    Oatmeal is Awesome

    Mary Eastman from Florence, AL

    These bars sound fantastic and as an oatmeal lover I'm sure these will become a family favorite. Such an easy recipe, yet so yumy!

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    Caramel Oatmeal Chewies

    Carolyn Wade from Braxron, MS

    These chewies are a very tasty escape from the usual oatmeal treats we normally have at our cookie swap. Wonderful

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    Chewie and good

    Donna Butler from CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH, NF

    I have made those and they are quite good

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    Excellent

    Tina Stephens from SUTHERLIN, OR

    This will not last, I have made them, they are easy to make and disappear even faster, your family will love them. Try them with vanilla ice cream they are to die for.

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    Caramel oatmeal chewies

    BARBARA GEOREG from BRENTWOOD, NH

    I made these without the oatmeal on top and my kids loved them even more.

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    DESSERT BARS

    DENISE SOUKUP from OMAHA, NE

    OH, THESE ARE SO GOOD. VERY SIMPLE TO MAKE ALSO. I LOVE OATS AND CHOCOLATE AND CARAMEL. THIS RECIPE IS WONDERFUL.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/30 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 30 

  • Calories: 220
  • Calories from Fat: 100
  • Total Fat: 11g (17% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 5g (26% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 15mg (4% of DV)
  • Sodium: 95mg (4% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 29g (10% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g (7% of DV)
  • Sugars: 12g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Vitamin A: 4% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 2% of DV
  • Iron: 6% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Caramel Oatmeal Chewies

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, (optional)
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup caramel ice cream topping

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350º F. Grease bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

COMBINE oats, 1½ cups flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Stir in butter; mix well. Reserve 1 cup oat mixture; press remaining oat mixture onto bottom of prepared baking pan.

BAKE for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with morsels and nuts. Mix caramel topping with remaining flour in small bowl; drizzle over nuts to within ¼ inch of pan edges. Sprinkle with reserved oat mixture.

BAKE for 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack; refrigerate until firm. Cut into bars.

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