10" dutch oven
1 cup flour
1 cup quick-cooking oats
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 t. soda
1/4 t. salt
3/4 cup margarine, melted
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans (I'm allergic to pecans so I used peanuts)
3/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
3 T. flour
In a large bowl, combine flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, soda, salt. Melt the butter in a 10" dutch oven. Mix the flour mixture into the butter until crumbly. Remove about 1/2 of the dough from the pan and set aside. Very carefully press the dough into the dutch oven. Bake at 350* with 1 ring on the top and bottom for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and pecans. Blend caramel topping and 3 T. flour; pour over chocolate and pecans to cover. Sprinkle with remaining crumbs. Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until golden brown. Chill 1-2 hours. Cut into bars.
The Finished Product
I cut these while they were warm and they were ooey, gooey and delicious. They were equally yummy cold. I love that I can do everything in 1 pot. My kids have been begging me to make more, and I just don't have the heart to refuse. Besides, I can't resist chocolate and caramel together. I may even make this when we go camping. It comes together so fast and is so easy. Next time I may throw in a few marshmallows for fun. I'm afraid these will be making regular appearances at our house. Grade A.