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Caramel Bars Recipe

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This recipe for Caramel Bars, by , is from Blending of Family Traditions, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Jenny Hendrickson
Added: Sunday, September 16, 2007


40 Caramels
4-6 tbsp. milk
1 c. flour
3/4 c. margarine
1/2 tsp. soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 tbsp. hot water
1 c. oatmeal
1 c. chocolate chips
1/2 c. nuts

In double boiler, melt caramels and milk. Set aside. In large bowl, mix flour, margarine, salt, sugar, water, adn oatmeal. Put 1/2 dough in 9X13 pan and pack down. Bake 10 minutes at 350. Remove from oven adn put chips and nuts. Pour caramels over this and put rest of dough on with fingers. Bake 15 minutes at 350.




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