Recipe-Detail-OatmealDoubleChocolateCaramelBars

Oatmeal Double-Chocolate Caramel Bars Recipe with Truvía® Brown Sugar Blend

Layered with chocolate, caramel and nuts, these deliciously sweet bars make for the perfect afternoon treat. These bars have 20% fewer calories* and 63% less sugar* than the regular brown sugar-sweetened version. Makes 48 bars.

  • Serving Size: 1 bar
120 Calories

Ingredients

Homemade Caramel Sauce
  • 14 cup butter

  • 12 cup Truvía® Brown Sugar Blend

  • 12 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 12 tsp vanilla

Bars
  • 2 cups quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats

  • 34 cup unbleached flour

  • 34 cup whole wheat flour

  • 12 cup Truvía® Brown Sugar Blend

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 12 tsp salt

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

  • 12 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • 12cup candy-coated chocolate candies

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. Make caramel sauce: Microwave butter in 4-cup microwaveable measuring cup or medium microwaveable bowl until melted, about 45 seconds. Stir in Truvía® Brown Sugar Blend and whipping cream. Microwave 2- 212 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, or until mixture is bubbly and slightly thickened. Stir in vanilla. Cool at least 10 minutes.

  3. Combine dry ingredients. Add softened butter and mix with pastry blender or fork until it resembles coarse crumbs.

  4. Reserve 1 cup crumbs. Press remaining crumbs into a greased 9x13 baking pan.

    Bake 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes.

  5. Drizzle caramel sauce over crust.

  6. Sprinkle nuts, chips and candies over caramel layer. Crumble remaining 1 cup crumbs over top.

  7. Bake 10-15 minutes or until top is lightly browned. Cut into 48 bars when cool.

*These oatmeal bars contain 120 calories and 4 grams of sugar compared to the full-sugar version which has 150 calories and 11 grams of sugar per serving.

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories 120
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 4.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 85mg
Total Carbohydrate 12g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 4g
Erythiritol 2g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 4% DV
Vitamin C 0% DV
Calcium 0% DV
Iron 2% DV

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