M&M Oat Bars

M&M Oat Bars

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 package (14 ounces) caramels
3 tablespoons water
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup plain M&M’s
3 ounces white chocolate

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture. Stir in oats.

Press into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt caramels and water; stir until smooth. Spread over crust. Sprinkle with the chips, nuts and M&M’s. Gently press into the caramel mixture.

Melt white chocolate; drizzle over the top. Let stand for 5 minutes or until coating is set. Cut into bars.

Source: Barbara Bakes