What you're going to need:
1/3 cup milk
2 cups flour
2 cups oats
1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda*
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup softened margarine (or unsalted butter)
1 pkg 6oz chocolate chips
*My sister sent me the recipe my mother copied down for her. It said "1 tsp soda" & I asked what type of soda I should use (thinking it meant Coke or Pepsi). So, that's good.
The first step is to unwrap all of those caramels. I just sat and watched some Netflix & threw them in the bowl as I unwraped. It's a huge pain, but the outcome is worth it.
Then, press half of the mixture into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
Take out and sprinkle chocolate chips over the oat crust & drizzle with caramel sauce.
Sprinkle remaining oat mixture over top. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.
Cool for 30 minutes, loosen the edges, then cool completely before cutting and removing.
I was doing a happy dance when they came out of the oven. My home smelled like the perfect mixture of oat, caramel, and chocolate & I just couldn't wait to dig in. So, you know, I didn't wait.
Pro tip: Once cooled, wrap in a damp paper towel to get the to the gooey deliciousness again & top with icecream! Works when they are a few days old too!
Now, you'll see me post baking posts from time to time but April is all about learning to sew. I'm going to job on the machine & figure some stuff out and hopefully get it working! This coming weekend, I'll be in Savannah for a bachelor party, so expect a post the following Monday or Tuesday!