12 Days of Recipes {Day 7-Caramel Bars Revisited}

Big apology as I have been out of commission on my blog reading and responding this week.  I am heading into the city this morning until tomorrow night, so I’m sure that won’t change, but I’m hoping to find some more free minutes next week.




I did make time to go out for a run this morning and it was my first time running outside in weeks.  Although a little chilly to start, it felt great to be breathing in the cold winter air.




Until I return, you’ll just have to keep yourself busy baking.  I know I said that I would give you 12 days of recipes, but I didn’t say they had to be new recipes!




So I thought it’d be good to revisit one of the best bars out there…Caramel Bars!




They are a real crowd pleaser, so perfect for all of the upcoming holidays.

Mmmm!  My mouth is watering just thinking about them!



Caramel Bars



3/4 cups softened butter

3/4 brown sugar

1 cup flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup oatmeal

25 Kraft caramels

3 tsp butter

3 tsp milk

1/2 cup walnuts

3/4 cup chocolate chips



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray 9×13 pan with nonstick spray.

Mix together: butter, brown sugar, flour, baking soda, tsp salt, and oatmeal.

Put 3/4 of the mixture into pan.  Press down so bottom of pan is covered.  Bake 8-10 minutes.  Cool.

Melt 25 Kraft caramels with 3 tsp butter and 3 tsp milk in microwave for ~3 minutes.  Stir until smooth.  Pour over crust.  Top with finely chopped walnuts (I didn’t chop mine) and chocolate chips. Then crumble the rest of the first mixture over the bars.

Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Cool completely before cutting into squares.



What are you baking this weekend?

Anyone else running in the snow?

12 thoughts on “12 Days of Recipes {Day 7-Caramel Bars Revisited}

  1. Mmm- I love caramel but rarely make anything with it. I should give it a try sometime! Bu then again, it would be dangerous for me to have at home!
    I’ve baked holiday cupcakes twice this week and have a baking day lined up for tomorrow! ‘Tis the season!
    Have fun in the city.

  2. I love to read your recipes. Maybe that is what inspired me to actually turn on the stove top today and make homemade eggnog!! It wasn’t that hard and turned out really good. Definitely a confidence booster for me being a non cooker/baker. It was even a low calorie recipe too. If only I hadn’t drank it all at once!! Oops! 🙂

  3. Caramel bars last about three minutes in my house 🙂 Not missing running that much, but I do miss how invigorating running outside in the winter is! Have a wonderful time in the city!

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