Smurtles are for you if you enjoy turtle candies. You’ll like this wonderful bar cookie which is a twist on the classic favorite. Christine Boren of Provo, UT created this recipe.
- 1 1/2 cups quick oats
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
- 1 pkg. (14 oz.) vanilla caramels
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels
PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Lightly grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
COMBINE oats, flour, brown sugar, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add melted butter; stir until well combined. Press half of mixture onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
COMBINE caramels and whipping cream in medium saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth. Sprinkle morsels over baked crust. Drizzle caramel mixture evenly over the chocolate morsels. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture over caramel layer.
BAKE 18 to 20 minutes or until top is light brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.
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These were excellent and will definitely earn a place on my yearly christmas cookie list. Everyone enjoyed them. I might use one-and-a-half times as much caramel next time to satisfy my caramel craving but I just love caramel.
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