The first time I enjoyed this recipe is when I was about 8 years old. My parents visited some friends in the Waupon area who took us to their cottage on the lake. Pattie, the woman who made this recipe for us, was a great cook. I think I talked about her all the way home. My mom doesn’t bake very often, so I am sure she was tired of hearing about this. I did ask for the recipe though and made it a couple of times when I was young. I came across it the other day though and I thought I have to try this again to see if I still enjoy it just as much. Yes, I do and I hope that you will as well.
Preheat oven 350 degrees
32 caramels, 5 TB evaporated milk, 1 C flour, 1 C oatmeal, 3/4 C brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1/4 tsp. salt, 3/4 C butter, softened, 6 oz. chocolate chips and 1/2 C crush pecans
Melt the caramels withe the evaporated milk over low to med. heat stirring often. Let cool.
Combine flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, baking soda, salt and butter until crumbly. Press half of this mixture into an 8×10 pan. Bake for 10 min. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips on top. When warm spread the chocolate and sprinkle nuts over the chocolate. Pour caramel mixture over chocolate and nuts. Sprinkle with remaining crumbs and bake 15-20 minutes. Watch carefully so caramel does not burn. Cool completely before cutting and enjoying!