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Caramel Oat Bars

Caramel Oat Bars – Deliciously chewy oat bars that are made with an oaty, buttery crumb, and filled with a thick layer of caramel and chocolate chips. The perfect sweet treat!

Caramel Oat Bars

Caramel Oat Bars

These Caramel Oat Bars are absolutely incredible.

Let me break them down for you. So, we have the oaty, buttery crumb mixture for the base and top of these bars. Not too thick, and pairs beautifully with the filling.

The filling is a thick layer of soft, chewy caramel that is generously studded with chocolate chips. If that doesn’t sound incredible, then I don’t know what does.

These bars make it hard to stop at just one! If you have a big sweet tooth like me, you are gonna love them.

Looking for more caramel recipes? See my Nutty Caramel Brownies, Chocolate Chip Cookie Caramel Brownies, and my Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce.

Caramel Oat Bars
Caramel Oat Bars

How to make Caramel Oat Bars

Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make these bars. You can find my recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with their amounts.

  • Plain/all-purpose flour
  • Quick oats: You can also use rolled oats if you prefer.
  • Light brown sugar
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Unsalted butter
  • Vanilla extract

For the caramel filling, you’ll need:

  • Chewy caramels or toffees
  • Evaporated milk
  • Chocolate chips: You can use milk, dark, or semi-sweet.

To make these caramel bars, simply start by whisking together the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Add the melted butter and vanilla, and mix in with a fork to form a crumbly mixture.

Press half of the mixture into the base of an 8×8-inch square baking pan lined with parchment paper or foil. Bake for 10 minutes.

For the caramel filling, add the caramels and evaporated milk to a microwave-safe bowl, and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until melted and smooth.

Pour the caramel mixture over the oat base, spread out evenly, then sprinkle with the chocolate chips. Top with the remaining crumble mixture, patting it down gently into the caramel layer.

Bake for 20 – 30 minutes or until golden brown on top. Allow to cool completely in the pan on wire rack before cutting into bars.

The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.

NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements.

Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.

Caramel Oat Bars
Caramel Oat Bars

These Caramel Oat Bars are:

  • made with an oaty, buttery crumble mixture
  • filled with a thick layer of caramel
  • studded with chocolate chips
  • incredibly sweet and delicious!

How long will these oat bars last? These bars will keep fresh stored in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Can I freeze these caramel oat bars? Yes! They also freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving. If desired, allow the caramel to soften by letting them come to room temperature.

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Caramel Oat Bars
Caramel Oat Bars
Caramel Oat Bars

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Caramel Oat Bars

Caramel Oat Bars

Yield: 16 bars
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Deliciously chewy oat bars that are made with an oaty, buttery crumb, and filled with a thick layer of caramel and chocolate chips. The perfect sweet treat!

Ingredients

For the Crumble

  • 1 cup (125g) plain/all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (90g) quick oats
  • 1/2 cup (100g) light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Filling

  • 10 oz (280g) chewy caramels or toffees
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup (90g) chocolate chips

Instructions

For the Crumble

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line an 8x8-inch square baking pan with foil or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, oats, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Add the butter and vanilla, and mix in with a fork to form a crumbly mixture.
  3. Press half of the mixture into the base of the prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes.

For the Filling

  1. Place the caramels and milk in a microwave-safe bowl, and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until melted and smooth.
  2. Pour the caramel mixture over the base, spread out evenly, then sprinkle with the chocolate chips. Top with the remaining crumble mixture, patting it down gently.
  3. Bake for 20 - 30 minutes or until golden brown on top. Allow to cool completely in the pan on wire rack before cutting into bars.

Notes

Bars stay fresh, stored in an airtight container, at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 1 week. They also freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 bars Serving Size: 1 bar
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 224Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 124mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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