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Choc-Oat Caramel Chewies

Choc-Oat Caramel ChewiesNo one will guess they are eating 'light' when they take a bite of these delicious caramel chewies.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 3/4 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup packed Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, melted
2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease bottom of 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  2. Combine oats, 1 1/2 cups flour, Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Stir in butter; mix well. Reserve 1 cup oat mixture; press remaining oat mixture onto bottom of prepared baking pan.
  3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with morsels and nuts. Mix caramel topping with remaining flour in small bowl; drizzle over nuts to within 1/4 inch of pan edges. Sprinkle with reserved oat mixture.
  4. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack; refrigerate until firm. Cut into bars.

Makes 30 bars.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 bar): Calories 190 | Calories from Fat 100 | Fat 11g (sat 5.0g) | Cholesterol 10mg | Sodium 105mg | Carbohydrates 22g | Fiber 2g | Sugars 12g | Protein 3g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.