Caramel Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars

Caramel Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars
Staff Writer
McCormick

Prepare this updated rendition of the classic bar cookie for the holiday dessert table or cookie exchanges.

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6
Servings
851
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2  Cups  flour
  • 2  Cups  rolled oats
  • 1 1/2  Cup  firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1  Teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1 1/2  Teaspoon  McCormick Cinnamon, Ground
  • 3/4  Teaspoons  McCormick Ginger, Ground
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  McCormick Nutmeg, Ground
  • 1  Cup  butter, melted
  • 1  Cup  canned pumpkin
  • 1  Teaspoon  McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 7  Ounces  caramels, unwrapped
  • 2  Tablespoons  milk

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix flour, oats, sugar, baking soda, salt, and spices in large bowl. Add butter; stir until mixture is well blended and forms coarse crumbs. Reserve 1/2 (about 2 1/4 cups) for the topping.

Add pumpkin and vanilla to remaining mixture in bowl; stir until well blended.

Press evenly into bottom of greased foil-lined 13-by-9-inch baking pan. Set aside.

Microwave caramels and milk in medium microwavable bowl on HIGH 2 to 3 minutes or until caramels are completely melted, stirring after every minute. Let stand 1 minute. Pour over pumpkin mixture in pan, spreading to within 1/2-inch of edges.

Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Lift from pan. Cut into bars.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
33g
47%
Sugar
51g
57%
Saturated Fat
9g
38%
Cholesterol
68mg
23%
Carbohydrate, by difference
110g
85%
Protein
35g
76%
Vitamin A, RAE
276µg
39%
Vitamin B-12
5µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
36mg
48%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
209mg
21%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
9g
36%
Fluoride, F
9µg
0%
Folate, total
253µg
63%
Iron, Fe
16mg
89%
Magnesium, Mg
86mg
27%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
16mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
405mg
58%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
10µg
18%
Sodium, Na
1009mg
67%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
2µg
13%
Water
110g
4%
Zinc, Zn
5mg
63%

Caramel Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Caramel Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.