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Caramel Oatmeal Squares

Ingredients
  Butter 4 Ounce, softened (1 Stick)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Rolled oats 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Flour 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Semisweet chocolate chips 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Soft caramel squares 3 1⁄2 Ounce (12 Squares)
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a medium bowl, beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until flurry. Beat in egg until well blended, then beat in vanilla. Mix oatmeal and flour with baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Stir in and beat until well blended. Press half of dough into an ungreased 8-inch square pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips over top.
2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine caramels and 2 teaspoons water. Microwave at 50 percent power 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until caramels melt. Drizzle over chocolate chips. Crumble remaining dough over top.
3. Bake 18 to 22 minutes, until top is lightly browned. Remove to a rack and let cool completely before cutting into 25 squares.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Holiday
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Caramel
Servings: 
25

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