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Caramel Cookie Bars Recipe

Made with chocolate chips, walnuts and caramels, these scrumptious bars combine a variety of sweets into one tasty treat. These bars, created by Baking Star contest judge April Athena of CookWithApril, have 42% less sugar* than the regular brown sugar version of this recipe. Makes 20 bars.

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Serving size

1 bar (40g)

Calories

210 Calories

Ingredients

  • 20 wrapped caramels

  • 5 Tbsp heavy cream

  • 1 ¼ cup flour

  • 1 ¼ cup rolled oats

  • ½ cup Truvia Brown Sugar Blend

  • ½ tsp baking soda

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • 1 cup melted butter

  • ½ cup chocolate chips

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 350° F. Place caramels and heavy cream into a medium saucepan on low heat. Stir until melted and set aside.

  • 2.

    In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, Truvia Brown Sugar Blend, baking soda and salt, then mix. Add softened butter then use hand mixer to combine further. Place half of the mixture in 9” x 13” pan and press it down. Bake at 350°F for 8 minutes.

  • 3.

    Remove from oven and add chocolate chips and walnuts. Next, pour caramel sauce on top, followed by remaining oat mixture and press down.

  • 4.

    Bake at 350° F for 12 minutes.

  • 5.

    Store leftovers in sealed container in refrigerator.

*These bars have 210 calories and 8 grams of sugar per serving compared to the regular brown sugar-sweetened version which have 220 calories and 14 grams of sugar.

Nutrition Per Serving

Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 90mg
Total Carbohydrate 20g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Total Sugars 8g
Erythritol 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin D 0% DV
Calcium 2% DV
Iron 6% DV
Potassium 0% DV

Caramel Cookie Bars is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yummy! I was recently diagnosed with ‘diabetes’ and had been bummed since I really enjoy sweets. I’ve now made these three times and am very happy to have a treat that’s OK for a diabetic! Plus it’s delicious, especially with coffee. It does take a little practice to get the base & topping to spread correctly (I now use waxed paper as a helper).
Date published: 2019-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute Bliss You would never guess that the bars are lower in sugar than the original recipe. They have just the right amount of chewiness and sweetness to be satisfying yet not sickenly sweet. I love these for breakfast on the go.
Date published: 2015-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scrumptious Bars Made these for my husband, whom is very hard to please, and he thought they were fabulous and filing. He's commented on how great these were to several of his friends so I know they are a hit!
Date published: 2015-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great taste Was given truvia and decided to try it out with this recipe. I made a great choice! Moist, easy, and a true brownie flavor. I think I'll be looking for truvia in the store now.
Date published: 2015-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful treat for diabetics The recipe is so good sounding, but there are no ingredient list to show how much of each ingredient I need, i.e. flour or amount of chocolate chips.
Date published: 2016-09-02
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