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Friday, January 23, 2009

caramel crack.

it's rainy, it's pouring... & i really wish i was in my bed snoring. i don't know about you, but for me it's been one of those weeks. luckily for me, i'm not against self-medication. this week's drug of choice? an old stand-by... caramel oatmeal bars, or as jeffy calls them - caramel crack, because once you start eating them, you just can't stop.

caramel crack
2 sticks melted butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 cups flour
2 cups oatmeal
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 bag of chocolate chips
1 jar of caramel topping (think smucker's)

1. preheat oven to 325 degrees, & grease a 9x13" baking pan.
2. combine the brown sugar, flour, oatmeal, baking soda & salt. add melted butter & mix until "crumbly".
3. press HALF of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan, & bake for about 15 minutes.
4. remove from oven & spread the ENTIRE bottle of caramel topping on top, followed by the the ENTIRE bag of chocolate chips, & then finally sprinkle the remaining prepared dough mixture over the top.
5. continue baking for an additional 15 minutes or so, until it's a light golden brown.
6. once you've removed the caramel bars from the oven you need to let them cool & chill until the chocolate is set.... then it's time to cut them & start feasting.

trust me, these babies might not be able to solve world peace, but they will definitely brighten your day, & hopefully my week. still not sold on their magical powers? then head on over to christie's blog. these yummies are one of her favorites too, she's even provided a step-by-step how to. i dare you... just click on over HERE, & then try & tell me that you aren't a believer.


Lene said...


Lindsey said...

This is one of my favorite recipes too! (on my food blog) We call 'em Carmel Layers... I could eat the whole pan. The only difference is I make them with melted down carmels....DIVINE!

Mrs. Heather said...

this is one crack I just might try!

Sharlene said...

Okay- that sounds like heaven. What kind of oatmeal should I get?

Vone said...

oh my gawd - those sound so good. Now I only wish I had some carmel at home so I could make them now.

KJ said...

oatmeal, chocolate chips, brown sugar...I'm sold. pregnant women should eat more crack anyway.

Misty said...

oh my gosh. YUMMO!

Anonymous said...

Those sound delicious!

Polly said...

I didn't mean to be anonymous! They really do sound delicious!

Fifi Flowers said...

That sounds yummmmyyyyy!

* TONYA * said...

Just mention the word caramel and I'm all over it. Yummo.

Kimberly said...

sounds irresistible....yummm!!!

AndreaLeigh said...

ok, yum. can't wait to try this.

Veronica Stepien said...

Tried these last night and they were too good to be true. I am going to share with friends or I will eat the whole pan. Thanks for sharing.

Christie said...

These totally are like crack. Seriously can't make them too often because I eat the whole pan. YUM.

Dawn said...

THose do look yummy...and caramel is one of my fav desserts...I could drink the jar ;)

Nielsen Family said...

Thanks for sharing. I just made them & my family loved it!