Caramel Nut Bars
|Butter/Margarine||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (Divided)|
|Packed brown sugar||2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)|
|Quick cooking rolled oats||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Caramel candy||1⁄2 Pound (About 28 In Number)|
|Confectionery sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Chopped nuts||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
Mix 1/2 cup butter, brown sugar and salt.
Add oats and flour.
Beat at low speed until particles are fine.
Reserve 1 cup.
Press remaining crumbly mixture in 8x8-in dish.
Place dish on inverted saucer in microwave oven.
Microwave at 50% (Medium) 3 to 7 minutes, or just until done; rotate 1/4 turn every 2 minutes.
In 4-cup measure or small mixing bowl, combine caramels, milk and 1/4 cup butter.
Microwave at 50% (Medium) 2 to 5 1/2 minutes, or until caramels are soft, stirring every 2 minutes.
Stir in confectioners' sugar and nuts.
Spread over base.
Sprinkle with reserved crumbly mixture.
Microwave 3 to 8 minutes, or until topping bubbles in several places, rotating 1/4 turn every 3 minutes.
Cool directly on countertop.