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M&M Oatmeal Carmelitas

Oatmeal cookie crust with a generous layer of caramels, and topped with chopped walnuts, chocolate chips, and mini M&Ms.
Course Dessert - bar cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 36 bars
Author Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. unsalted butter softened
  • 1 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/4 c. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 c. quick oats
  • 1 - 14 oz. bag caramels unwrapped
  • 3 tbsp. cream
  • 1 c. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 c. chopped walnuts
  • 1 c. plain mini M&Ms

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and quick oats.
  4. Add dry ingredients to the mixing bowl, and beat until combined.
  5. Press into a greased 9x13 baking pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes, or until golden brown on the edges.
  7. Cool on a wire rack.
  8. Combine caramels and cream in a microwave-safe bowl.
  9. Heat at 30 second intervals until caramels are melted and smooth.
  10. Spread over the crust.
  11. Sprinkle with the chocolate chips, walnuts, and M&Ms, and gently press them into the caramel mixture.
  12. Cool completely, and cut into bars.