Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Cookie Bars

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Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Cookie Bars are a delicious no-bake sweet treat made with a melt in your mouth oatmeal cookie base, a silky chocolate topping, and lots of M&M’S® Caramel!

Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Cookie Bars are a delicious no-bake sweet treat made with a fudge-like oatmeal cookie base, a silky chocolate topping, and lots of M&M’S® Caramel! #UnsquareCaramel #AD

Okay, friends....I have big news.  Like, BIG big.  I know you'll agree that this is something we have all been waiting for for quite some time.  Are you ready for it?  M&M's®  has now come out with the very new (and very delicious) M&M’S® Caramel!  Epic, right?!  This is seriously life-changing for a caramel lover like me.

M&M’S® has long been one of my very favorite candies and I have always wished there was a caramel version.  Caramel and chocolate go together like peas and carrots, so this combo was sure to be a winner!

Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Cookie Bars are a delicious no-bake sweet treat made with a fudge-like oatmeal cookie base, a silky chocolate topping, and lots of M&M’S® Caramel! #UnsquareCaramel #AD

Adding M&M's® to sweet confections like cookies, fudge, and cupcakes is a great way to make a dessert recipe go from just okay to wow.

Now that we have M&M’S® Caramel to add to the mix, all of those sweet treats can now have a caramel twist without having to fiddle with melting down caramel candy to get that caramel flavor you're after.  M&M’S® Caramel is the new unsquare caramel!

Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Cookie Bars are a delicious no-bake sweet treat made with a fudge-like oatmeal cookie base, a silky chocolate topping, and lots of M&M’S® Caramel! #UnsquareCaramel #AD

Okay, so I know what you're thinking.  Why did it take so long for these to hit the market?  I've got the inside scoop.  You see, the process of getting caramel inside of your fave M&M’S® took years to perfect because the "lentil" inside each M&M’S® Caramel candy had never been filled with such a soft center. Engineers had to figure out how to keep the chocolate at the right consistency so it wouldn't melt or collapse.

They made it work, though! M&M’S® Caramel has a creamy caramel center covered in milk chocolate and enclosed in a candy shell.  They are the perfect little chocolate and caramel bite!

Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Cookie Bars are a delicious no-bake sweet treat made with a fudge-like oatmeal cookie base, a silky chocolate topping, and lots of M&M’S® Caramel! #UnsquareCaramel #AD

I picked up my M&M’S® Caramel at Walmart and I was so happy to see that I could purchase them in a Stand Up Pouch.  Not only do you get more than the small bag (perfect for sharing!), but a stand up pouch make things super easy when you're using them in a recipe like I did.

Let's talk about this tasty recipe!  I knew that the M&M’S® Caramel would be awesome in a cookie bar, but not just any old cookie bar, a no-bake cookie bar that comes together in no time at all!

Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Cookie Bars are a delicious no-bake sweet treat made with a fudge-like oatmeal cookie base, a silky chocolate topping, and lots of M&M’S® Caramel! #UnsquareCaramel #AD

These cookie bars are kind of like a cross between a cookie and fudge. The bottom layer is sweet and soft filled with oatmeal and lots of the delish M&M’S® Caramel.  Then there's the silky chocolate layer on top with even more M&M’S® Caramel.

Not only do they make this dessert bright and fun, but you get plenty of caramel flavor in every bite.  Perfection for a caramel lover like me!



Now, if all of this M&M’S® Caramel talk has you as excited as I am, I've got one more thing to share that's going to thrill you...

Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Cookie Bars are a delicious no-bake sweet treat made with a fudge-like oatmeal cookie base, a silky chocolate topping, and lots of M&M’S® Caramel! #UnsquareCaramel #AD

Caramel will be a permanent addition to the M&M’S® line, not just a limited-edition flavor!  How awesome is that?!  That means you can head to Walmart anytime you like to stock up.

What will you make with them?  If you're like me, you'd better buy two bags, one for snacking and one for your favorite dessert recipe. You'll be glad you did!

Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Cookie Bars are a delicious no-bake sweet treat made with a fudge-like oatmeal cookie base, a silky chocolate topping, and lots of M&M’S® Caramel! #UnsquareCaramel #AD

M&M’S® has officially made caramel fun again.  If you decide to try these Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Cookie Bars (or if you are simply jumping for joy over the new M&M’S® Caramel like I am), let me know in the comments section below.  Enjoy!


Yield: 16 servings   Author:

Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Cookie Bars are a delicious no-bake sweet treat made with a fudge-like oatmeal cookie base, a silky chocolate topping, and lots of M&M’S® Caramel!
prep time: cook time: total time: 2 HOURS 15 MIN

INGREDIENTS


3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 stick butter
1/4 cup milk
1/3 cup natural crunchy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
1 9.6 ounce pkg. M&M'S® Caramel
1 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 tablespoons heavy cream

INSTRUCTIONS


1. Heat sugar, brown sugar, butter, and milk in a medium saucepan over medium high heat until boiling.  Boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter and vanilla extract.

2. Add the oats and 1 cup of the Caramel M&M's and stir to combine. Press the oat mixture into a 9 x 9 dish.

3. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips and heavy cream in 30-second intervals, stirring after each. Pour the chocolate mixture over the oatmeal bars and spread. Top with the remaining M&M'S® Caramel.

4. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Remove the bars from the pan and cut into squares.


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