I found this recipe in a cookbook published around the time I was born. I love a good vintage recipe and was immediately drawn to these sticky golden brown treats. Packed with caramel, chocolate and nuts, these squares are hard not to love.
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups minute oats
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup caramel ice cream topping
- 3 Tbsp flour
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Line and grease a 9 x 13 inch pan with parchment paper. Preheat you oven to 350ºF.
In a large bowl, mix the sugar, flour, oats, salt and baking powder until well combined. Add the butter and mix through until the mixture is crumbly.
Pat 3 cups of the oatmeal crumble into the bottom of the pan reserving the rest for the topping. Bake for 12 minutes.
Combine the caramel sauce with the 3 Tbsp flour and spread it over the pre-baked oatmeal base. Sprinkle the base with chocolate chips and the remaining oatmeal crumble. Bake for another 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden.
Cool completely before cutting into squares.