Caramel Layer Oatmeal Fudge Bars

This fudge-filled bar with a chewy caramel layer is made with a brownie mix for extra easy preparation.

Caramel Layer Oatmeal Fudge Bars Recipe

Caramel Layer Oatmeal Fudge Bars

32 caramels

1/4 cup milk

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

¾ cup margarine, softened

1 ½ cups flour

1 ½ cups quick-cooking rolled oats

½ tsp. baking soda

¼ tsp. salt

15 oz. pkg. Pillsbury Deluxe Fudge Brownie Mix

¼ cup VERY hot tap water

¼ cup oil

1 egg

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Grease bottom only of 13×9 inch pan.  In small saucepan over low heat, melt caramels with milk, stirring occasionally until well blended.

In large bowl, beat brown sugar and margarine until light and fluffy.  In medium bowl, combine flour, oats, baking soda and salt.  Add flour mixture to sugar mixture; mix at low speed until crumbly.  Reserve 1 ½ cups of crumb mixture.  Press remaining crumb mixture in bottom of prepared pan.  Pour melted caramel mixture over crust; spread evenly.

In large bowl, combine brownie mix, water, oil and egg; beat 50 strokes with spoon.  Carefully spread over caramel layer.  Sprinkle with 1 ½ cups reserved crumb mixture.  Bake at 350 F. for 30 to 40 minutes or until deep golden brown.  Cool completely.  Cut into bars.       36 bars

(Recipe for Caramel Layer Oatmeal Fudge Bars was in Pillsbury Classic Cookbook.)

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