If you read my post from last Saturday – Tim Tam Truffles – you will know that I was in a
tiny little crisis as the supermarkets near me were both out of Oreos! Well I’m here to tell you my friends, that crisis is not averted. I’m nearly at meltdown point and there are still NO OREOS!! How is this even possible? Do they not realise that they have a baking obsessed, food craving, blog writing woman in their town?!
Okay, okay, so I may be being a little melodramatic in how dire the situation is. I mean they are only a biscuit and I don’t actually need them for today’s recipe….. But still, Oreos…. *Sigh*
Not only does today’s recipe not contain Oreos, it also doesn’t contain chocolate! I know that may seem hard to believe but its true! I call today’s recipe Chewy Caramel Oat Bars.
I first thought of trying out an experiment when I made some salted caramel for another recipe (watch this space!). I made the caramel by boiling butter, brown sugar and milk together. From there, I wondered if I could make a caramel oat bar but instead of placing the caramel in the middle of the slice or on top, I wondered how it would fare being mixed through as the only wet ingredients in this slice. I mean the caramel already contains the butter and the sugar, all the would be missing is the dry ingredients and an egg.