Chocolate Caramel** Oatmeal Chews
a Pampered Chef Recipe
2 cup quick or old fashioned oats
1 ¾ cups flour, divided
¾ cups packed brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup butter, melted
1 cup butterscotch caramel ice cream topping
½ cup chopped pecans
1 (6 oz.) pkg semi-sweet chocolate chips
vanilla ice cream
Preheat oven to 350. Combine oats, 1 ½ cups flour, brown sugar and baking soda. Add butter and mix until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup of this crumb mixture. Press remaining crumb mixture into the bottom of a greased 9x13 baker. Bake 15 minutes
Combine ice cream topping and ¼ cup flour. Whisk together until smooth. Drizzle over the crust. Then spread to edges.
Combine the reserved crumb mixture and pecans in a bowl. Sprinkle this and chocolate chips evenly over the caramel mixture and bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven, cool completely and cut into bars.
Serve with vanilla ice cream.
*Isn't it convenient when someone else has taken a picture of the exact recipe I'm planning to make and posted it on the internet for me?
**Where do you stand on the pronunciation of caramel? Is it carAmel or carmel? Does it matter?