Salted caramel and chocolate chips top a buttery oatmeal cookie crust and a crumble topping is the finishing touch – these easy oatmeal bars are so good!
Can you handle the ooey-gooeyness of these chocolate caramel oatmeal bars?? I really can’t – I want to eat that entire stack right now! And if you cheat and use store-bought caramel, these bars are so simple to make. And yes, I did cheat…I know that I’m a food blogger and should be making everything from scratch, but you can get such delicious caramel sauce in jars that I figured I would take a shortcut. And you really can’t tell a difference – these are delicious!!
I love quick and easy dessert recipes like this one! Baking is my passion, but since I work full-time, I just don’t always have the time to be whipping up complicated or time consuming treats. And that’s when bar recipes can save the day. They come together so quickly, then you throw them in the oven and that’s it! So simple, and so delicious.
These oatmeal bars start with an oatmeal cookie crust that you just press into the pan. Then the crust is topped with chocolate chips and caramel sauce, and the bars are finished with some of the crust mixture crumbled on top. The crust is like an extra buttery oatmeal cookie, and the chocolate chips and caramel combine to make the most gooey and flavorful filling. I like to think that since there is oatmeal in these bars, that they are kind of healthy! I know that’s a lie, but since we ate these for breakfast, I’m going to choose to believe the lie…
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Can’t get enough caramel!