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Caramel-Chocolate Oat Squares - Microwave

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“From Quick Cooking Magazine (now called Simple & Delicious). Quick & easy - great in the summer when I don't want to heat up my oven - and the kitchen.”
READY IN:
15mins
SERVES:
16
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat butter, uncovered, on high for 20-30 seconds or until softened.
  2. Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda and salt; stir into butter until blended.
  3. Set a third of the mixture aside for topping.
  4. Press remaining mixture onto the bottom of an 8-in. square microwave-safe dish.
  5. Cook, uncovered, on high for 1-2 minutes or until crust is raised and set(crust will be uneven), rotating a half turn after each minute.
  6. In a 1-qt. microwave-safe dish, heat the caramels and milk, uncovered, on high for 1 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring every minute.
  7. Sprinkle chips and nuts if desired over crust.
  8. Pour caramel mixture over all.
  9. Sprinkle with reserved oat mixture; press down lightly.
  10. Microwave,uncovered, on high for 2-3 minutes or until the caramel is bubbly, rotating a quarter turn every minute.
  11. Cool before cutting.
  12. Yield: 16 servings.

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