Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Oatmeal Caramel Bars

I am a sucker for desserts, especially chocolate! This was so good and easy!! Perfect treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. This bar has oatmeal cookies combined with gooey caramel and chocolate, um yes please! I altered it a bit to cut the fat and calories in half, try it, you will love it!

*Ok, first off this recipe originally calls for a roll of Pillsbury chocolate chip cookie dough mixed with 1 cup of oats and a dash of salt. But I made them with MY original oatmeal cookie recipe. So, you can make them either. Now the homemade dough may take a few more minutes, but you can eat twice as much and is much better for you! Ok, lets bake!

1 roll cookie dough mixed with a cup of quick cooking oats and a dash of salt or
low fat chewy oatmeal cookie recipe (at bottom)
2/3 cup fat free caramel topping
5 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1. From cookie dough, reserve 3/4 cup of dough and press the remaining dough into a 9x9 greased pan.
2. Bake 10 minutes or until dough puffs. Meanwhile in a small bowl, mix caramel topping, flour and vanilla until well blended.
3. Sprinkle walnuts and chocolate chips evenly over cooked crust, drizzle with caramel mixture. Crumble reserved 3/4 cup of cookie dough over caramel.
4. Bake 20-25 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen. Cool completely about an hour.... I know it is a long time, but you can do it!
Britney's low fat chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
(could that name be any longer?)
1/2 cup brown sugar & 1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
1 egg white
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup oatmeal
1 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt and baking soda
1. Beat applesauce and sugars together. Add egg white and vanilla and mix well.
2. Add flour baking soda, powder, and salt. Add in oatmeal and chocolate chips.
* if you are making drop cookies: Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. yummy, wish I could just come over and eat yours right now. Oh well, guess I will have to make them myself. Oh yeah, the thai peanut pasta was a hit! THanks