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Ooey Gooey Candy and Chocolate Bars


Ooey Gooey Candy and Chocolate Bars

Watch out for young-at-heart grown-ups who just might sneak a bite of these kid-pleasing, chewy bars!

Ingredients

  • 1 (16.5 ounce) roll Pillsbury┬« refrigerated chocolate chip cookies
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 10 caramels, unwrapped
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup candy-coated chocolate candies

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 8-inch square pan with cooking spray.
  2. In medium bowl, break up cookie dough.
  3. Stir or knead in oats.
  4. With floured fingers, press dough evenly in bottom of pan to form crust.
  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat caramels and milk over low heat, stirring frequently, until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth, stirring frequently.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Sprinkle marshmallows over warm crust.
  9. Bake 1 to 2 minutes longer or until marshmallows are puffy.
  10. Drizzle caramel mixture evenly over warm bars.
  11. Sprinkle with chocolate candies.
  12. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  13. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows with hot, wet knife.

prep time 15 min | total time 1 hr 35 min | servings 24

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Pillsbury