COOKIE FUN part 4 - Oatmeal Candy Bars

Here for you cookie eating pleasure, is another of my families very favorite cookies.  We are all very fond of oatmeal.  You can see in the ingredient picture my family cookbook.  I have files on my comp that I keep updated with my families favorite recipes interspersed with family photos.  On this page are pics of my maternal grandmother who found and first made this for us.  The sharing of flavor and goodies has been a big binding factor in my family, isn't it funny what things can bring a family together?
Oatmeal Candy Bars

Oatmeal Candy Bars
1 c.     Butter                                   3 c.     Oatmeal
2 1/2c. Flour                                   1     6 oz. chocolate chips
2 c.     Packed Brown Sugar           1/2c.    Nuts of choice
2     Eggs                                         24    Square caramels
2 tsp.    Vanilla                                2 tbsp.    Milk
1 tsp.    Baking Soda                       1/2c.  Toffee bits
 Oatmeal Candy Bars

Beat butter in a large mixing bowl for 30 seconds, add 1 cup of flour, mix well, add sugar, eggs, vanilla, and soda.  Mix. Add the rest of the flour then the oats.  Press 2/3 of the mixture into an un-greased 15x10x2 inch baking pan.  Sprinkle with chocolate chips, toffee,  and nuts. 
Oatmeal Candy Bars

In a Saucepan melt caramels with milk (I had leftover caramel from my last big batch of homemade caramels so I just used that).  Drizzle caramel over chocolate and nuts. 
Oatmeal Candy Bars

Drop the rest of the dough by spoon fulls over the top and lightly pat down. 
 Oatmeal Candy Bars

Bake at 350 about 25 min. or until top is light brown.
Oatmeal Candy Bars

For Travel: cool the cookies completely and cut them into bars.  Set in airtight container and refrigerate until ready to leave.  This way they stay together and keep all the gooey caramel and chocolate to themselves till you eat it.

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