Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Bars

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!
Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Bars | ChezCateyLou.com

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!!

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Birthday Brownie Pudding

Brownie Pudding | chezcateylou.com

Happy birthday to me! Today we are celebrating at Chez CateyLou, because it is my birthday! And what better way to celebrate than with chocolate. I bake all the time (could you tell?) but I wanted to make something special for my birthday. So since it is my birthday and all about me, I decided to make myself Ina Garten’s Brownie Pudding.

I saw this on her show ages ago and made a mental note to try this recipe. However I kept putting it off because I knew it would be dangerous for me. All baked goods are dangerous, but at least cookies have some built in portion control. You can freeze some, give some away, and you know that once you’ve had three, you should probably stop. But a whole pan of molten chocolate brownie cake pudding? Well I was pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to stop eating it. So that’s why I decided to wait to make it until it was my birthday. Because no one can judge you if you eat an entire dessert if it is your birthday.

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