I made these a while ago and decided once again that they may only be baked when there are extra people around to eat them or I am planning to take them somewhere to share. They are rich and sweet and gooey... and really, really good! And they have a way of getting inside my mouth!
How DO they do that without my permission?!
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup quick oats
1 cup flour
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter,
14 oz. caramels, unwrapped ☺
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla, optional
Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 8 x 11.5 x 2 inch glass baking dish with non stick spray.
In a mixer, combine the first 4 ingredients. Mix with the whip attachment until you have pea sized crumbs. Press approximately 2 cups (reserve the rest) of these into the bottom and up the sides of the pan and bake for 10 minutes. Meanwhile combine the unwrapped caramels, milk, and vanilla in a microwave safe bowl. Melt and stir until smooth. Pour onto baked crust and spread evenly, top with the reserved crumbs and bake again for 10 minutes. Allow to cool completely before cutting.
Hope you enjoy them!