Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Caramel Oatmeal Brownies

Monday, January 24, 2011

Caramel Oatmeal Brownies

This weekend was spent with some friends hanging out, clean, cooking, baking, laundry.

So basically, the usual.

On Sunday, I wanted to try a new baked treat, so I pulled out a great cookbook, Pillsbury Bake-Offs Cookie & Bars. All the recipes are award-wining, so really everything has to be good right?

These bars did not disappoint.

In fact the husband said, "I'm not sure if any of these will make it to work tomorrow". As that was my original intention, to take most of the pan to work. Thankfully, he only inhaled two, and I was able to take the rest to work!


Caramel Oatmeal Brownies
Base:
1/3 c. flour
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 c. oats
1/2 c. butter, melted

Brownies:
2 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate (I used chocolate chips)
1/2 c. butter
3/4 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
2 eggs
2/3 c. flour
1/4 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt

Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, stir together 1/3 c. flour, brown sugar and oats until well blended. Stir in melted 1/3 c. butter until mixture is crumbly. Press firmly in an 8x8 greased baking dish.

In a 1 1/2 quart saucepan, melt chocolate and 1/2 c. butter over low heat, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Beat in sugar and vanilla with wire whisk, then beat in eggs one at a time. Stir in 2/3 c. flour, baking powder and salt. Spread over partially baked crust.

Bake 20-25 minutes or until center is set. Allow to cool completely, about 1 hour and cut into bars.

Now...who is up for a GIVEAWAY? I've got one coming later this week, stay tuned!

19 comments:

  1. YUM!! I love everything about these...oats, caramel, and CHOCOLATE!

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  2. I love oats in baked goods, so these sound pretty amazing to me :-)

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  3. Oh yum!!!! I love any sort of brownies!

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  4. Oh - these look so yummy. I love me any brownies!

    Susan www.ugogrrl.com

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  5. My daughter was just standing behind me as I got to your blog and she was like "wait, hold up, what did she make?!"

    We actually have brownies in the oven right now - it was on the cover of Bon Appetit - except they don't like nuts in their brownies - WTF?!

    Thanks for your virtual hugs! :D

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  6. These look insanely good! And very addicting! Oats and caramel is a winning combo.

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  7. Oh, wow! These look awesome! I love brownies!

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  8. I love the belly shot in your previous post! :-)

    The brownies look SOOOOO good! Good idea to take them to work...

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  9. I love that these brownies have oats in them - and I just love caramel so I can't wait to make them!

    By the way, I'm co-hosting a new foodie blog hop called Feed Me Tweet Me Follow Me Home and I'd love it if you'd come along and join in. Have a great weekend!

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  10. I love this idea. Oats and brownies and caramel... oh my!

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  11. I really need to get some baking chocolate and cocoa powder! I never have anything like that on hand, so unfortunately most of my baking comes from boxed mixes. I love the oats in these!

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  12. I love this idea. Oats and brownies and caramel... oh my!

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  13. Oh - these look so yummy. I love me any brownies!

    Susan www.ugogrrl.com

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