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Oatmeal Bars

1 pkg caramel bits (in baking aisle)

1/2 cup milk

2 cups oats

2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup brown sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2 sticks of butter, cut into pieces

1 pkg chocolate chips


Melt caramels and milk in pan over low heat for 5 min stirring until the caramels are melted and the milk mixed in.  Let cool.  Stir oats, flour, brown sugar, baking soda and salt together.  Using a pastry cutter or fork, blend in the butter pieces until the mixture is crumbly.  Press half of mixture into lined 9x13 pan.  I used parchment paper.  Foil would also work.  Bake at 350 for 20 min.  Remove from oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips and then pour the caramel mixture over the chocolate.  Top with the remaining oat crumble mixture and bake in the oven for another 20-25 min.  Remove from oven and let cool.  Lift out from the pan and cut into squares.