Chocolate chips, oats, and caramel…is there any better combination? These cookie bars are so decadent and delicious! I recently received a cookbook filled with Pillsbury Bake-Off recipes. When I saw these Chocolate Chip, Oats ‘n Caramel Cookie Squares on the front, I knew I had to make them. These layered bars are so simple to make and require few ingredients. If you can’t see the walnuts in the pictures, it is because I didn’t add any. I am sure they taste just as wonderful with them. Be sure to let the bars cool completely before cutting, or they will fall apart. When cutting the bars, use a knife dipped in warm water for a clean cut. Enjoy!!!!
Chocolate Chip, Oats ‘n Caramel Cookie Squares
1 roll (16.5 oz) refrigerated chocolate chip cookies
1 cup quick-cooking oats
2/3 cup cup caramel ice cream topping
5 tbsps all purpose flour
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup walnuts
1 cup chocolate chips
- Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in oats and salt. Reserve 1/2 cup dough for topping. In ungreased 9-inch square pan, press remaining dough mixture evenly in bottom to form crust.
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until dough puffs and appears dry.
- In small bowl, mix caramel topping, flour and vanilla until well blended. Sprinkle walnuts and baking chips evenly over crust. Drizzle evenly with caramel mixture. Crumble reserved 1/2 cup dough mixture over caramel.
- Bake 20 to 25 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen bars. Cool completely, about 1 hour, 30 minutes. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store tightly covered.