Here’s the thing…Andrew…who has the cleanest diet known to man…could not stop eating these bars.
Andrew is always a good sport and samples my sweets…but when I made these bars, he was eating entire bars every time I turned around. Ultimate compliment.
They’re moist and chewy, full of caramel and chocolate…and simple. And since they have oatmeal in them, I totally count them as healthy, right? Girl math. Oatmeal in anything makes it healthy!
I really loved Bar #20 (and so did my hubby!)!
Note, these bars are baked in an 8×8 baking dish.
1 box of yellow cake mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup oatmeal (not quick cooking)
1 cup caramel pieces (see below for details)
1 cup chocolate chips
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease (I use Pam) your 8×8 baking dish.
In a bowl, combine cake mix, oil, and eggs with an electric mixer. Stir in your oatmeal.
Press 2/3 of the batter into the bottom of your prepared baking dish. Set aside.
In a small bowl, combine caramel pieces, chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk together. Pour the milk mixture on top of your bars (spreading evenly). Crumble the remaining 1/3 of your batter on top of your bars.
Bake about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Let cool at least 30 minutes before slicing into squares. Store remaining bars in the fridge.
Now, if you can’t find caramel pieces on the chocolate chip aisle (they come right next to the chips), you can take a package of candy caramels and just roughly chop them into pieces. Simple!