These are really delicious and chewy caramel oatmeal bars. Substitute white chocolate chips if you prefer.
This is nearly identical to one of my favorite dessert recipes. My technique is a little different, but the basic idea is the same--and really delicious! I spread about 2/3 of the oat mixture in the pan, bake for 12 minutes, then cover with the caramel and a mixture of the leftover oats and the chocolate chips before baking another 15 minutes. This gives a nice firm base to the bar, and a gooey blended top layer! Yum! - 14 Oct 2004 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
These are excellent! Something to make the recipe even easier is to substitute caramel sauce for the wrapped caramels (omit milk, too!). They turned out just as delicious with this change. I also double the oatmeal base as it is much better with a thicker bottom. - 05 Apr 2006 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I brought these bar cookies into work and everyone raved about them. At least ten people asked for the recipe. It was very easy to make and assemble. - 21 Dec 2001 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)