Caramel Oatmeal Squares Recipe


Difficulty LevelMediumHealth IndexAverage
VegetarianMain Ingredient


 Butter4 Ounce, softened (1 Stick)
 Sugar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Vanilla extract1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Rolled oats1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Flour1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
 Baking powder1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Baking soda1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Cinnamon1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Semisweet chocolate chips1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Soft caramel squares3 1⁄2 Ounce (12 Squares)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 163 Calories from Fat 50

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g8.8%

Saturated Fat 2.9 g14.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 18.5 mg

Sodium 82.6 mg3.4%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.6%

Dietary Fiber 1.2 g4.7%

Sugars 12.1 g

Protein 3 g5.5%

Vitamin A 2.5% Vitamin C 0.03%

Calcium 2.1% Iron 4.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a medium bowl, beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until flurry. Beat in egg until well blended, then beat in vanilla. Mix oatmeal and flour with baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Stir in and beat until well blended. Press half of dough into an ungreased 8-inch square pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips over top.
2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine caramels and 2 teaspoons water. Microwave at 50 percent power 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until caramels melt. Drizzle over chocolate chips. Crumble remaining dough over top.
3. Bake 18 to 22 minutes, until top is lightly browned. Remove to a rack and let cool completely before cutting into 25 squares.