Caramel Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars

Prepare this updated rendition of the classic bar cookie for the holiday dessert table or cookie exchanges.

Ingredients
Serves: Makes 24 (1 bar) servings.
Directions
15 mins Prep time 35 mins Cook time
15 mins Prep time
35 mins Cook time
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix flour, oats, sugar, baking soda, salt and spices in large bowl. Add butter; stir until mixture is well blended and forms coarse crumbs. Reserve 1/2 (about 2 1/4 cups) for the topping. Add pumpkin and vanilla to remaining mixture in bowl; stir until well blended. Press evenly into bottom of greased foil-lined 13x9-inch baking pan. Set aside.

  • Microwave caramels and milk in medium microwavable bowl on HIGH 2 to 3 minutes or until caramels are completely melted, stirring after every minute. Let stand 1 minute. Pour over pumpkin mixture in pan, spreading to within 1/2-inch of edges. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.

  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Lift from pan. Cut into bars.

Cooking tip

Test Kitchen Tip: Prepare as directed, using 1 tablespoon McCormick® Pumpkin Pie Spice in place of the cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.

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Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • Calories: 221Cholesterol: 21mg
  • Sodium: 190mgProtein: 2g
  • Total Fat: 9gFiber: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 33g

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