Caramel Cappuccino Walnut Bars

Caramel Cappuccino Walnut Bars - adapted from Better Homes & Gardens

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 2 1/3 cups flour
  • 1.5 cups chopped walnuts, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3/4 cup caramel topping
  1. Mix together oats, flour, 1 cup walnuts, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, instant coffee and vanilla until well blended.
  3. Stir in oat mixture until all is evenly moistened (it will be quite sticky).
  4. Remove 2 cup of the batter and set aside. Scrape the remaining batter into a greased 15x10 inch pan. Smooth and spread with a rubber spatula until level.
  5. Pour caramel topping over all and dollop remaining 2 cups of batter over top, flattening a bit as you go. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup walnuts.
  6. Bake at 350ºF for 20-25 minutes until edges are set and when a toothpick inserted in the centre produces fudgey crumbs.

Makes: 32 bars