A sweet satisfying mini cookie bar treat that's simple and delicious with only 4 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints.
Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living
1cupquick or old-fashioned oats
3/4cuppacked brown sugar
1package(14 ounces) caramel candies, unwrapped
1/2cupmilk chocolate morsels
Preheat your oven to 350F degrees. Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, baking soda and salt. Add the butter and mix until crumbly.
Press the oat mixture evenly into the lined pan. (Be sure to press firmly.)
Bake for about 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from the oven and place pan on a wire rack to cool.
Place the caramels and milk in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered on High for 1 - 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until the mixture is melted and smooth.
Pour the melted caramel over the hot crust and spread evenly to cover. Let stand 10 minutes or until the caramel is set.
Lift the bars from the pan with the parchment paper. Place on a cutting board. Cut lengthwise into 8 rows.
Place the chocolate morsels in a small microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth. Spoon the melted chocolate into a resealable plastic bag. Twist the top of the bag and make a small cut in one corner.
Squeeze out the chocolate in a continuous loop of chocolate along each row. Let stand until the chocolate is set.
Cut the rows lengthwise into eights and crosswise into sixths, making 48 bite-size bars.
I think these mini-bars could easily be made gluten-free. The next time I make them, I'm planning to substitute oat flour or a gluten-free flour blend for the all-purpose flour.This makes a large pan of mini cookie bars, so you could always individually wrap them and place them in the freezer if it's too tempting to have them laying around.4*SmartPoints (Green plan)4*SmartPoints (Blue plan)4*SmartPoints (Purple plan)2*PointsPlus (Old plan)
Caramel Chocolate Oatmeal Mini Bars Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 mini bar)
Calories 80Calories from Fat 25
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.