So, at the beginning of the month, I joined several other bloggers in a project to set some goals and make healthy changes. Today, we are supposed to talk about what our favorite change has been! Well, I would love to say that it was drinking lots of water or cooking a lot more...but I didn't really succeed in either of those goals, though I did reach my goal of cooking at least twice each month!
Sometimes, changes are needed to recipes. When I was home one weekend, I found a recipe in a new cookbook my mom had that looked great! It was an oatmeal bar with caramel in the middle. Ooey, gooey, deliciousness! I forgot to the get the recipe, so I had her e-mail it to me.
2 1/2 cups flour
2 1/2 cups oatmeal
2 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp. baking soda
2 1/2 cups butter, melted
1 (14 oz) bag of cubed caramels
1/2 cup cream or milk
2 cups chocolate chips
nuts and coconut optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all dry ingredients together, add melted butter. Line a 9 X 13 pan with half of the mixture and reserve the rest. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Remove and sprinkle chocolate chips over all.
In a separate bowl melt caramel and cream. Pour caramel over chocolate chips. Crumble the second half of the oatmeal mixture over the top of everything. Then top with as many nuts and as much coconut as desired. Bake for another 15 minutes. Cool, cut and serve. Enjoy!
•Sarah Caron - http://www.sarahscucinabella.com/
•Cate O’Malley - http://www.sweetnicks.com/
•Maris Callahan - http://www.ingoodtasteblog.net/
•Chris Arpante - http://www.melecotte.com/
•Faith - www.clickblogappetit.com/
•Kristen - http://www.dineanddish.net/
•Emily - http://andersonfamilycrew.blogspot.com/
•Jenna - FireMom - http://stopdropandblog.com/
•Casey - http://www.thestarnesfam.com/
•Patsy - http://familyfriendsandfood.blogspot.com/
•Tri-Fit Mom - http://trifitmom.blogspot.com/
•Allison - http://sweetflours.blogspot.com/
•Jen - http://njepicurean.blogspot.com/
•Leslie - http://www.thehungryhousewife.com/.
•Rivki Locker - http://www.healthyeatingforordinarypeople.com/
•Claudia - Journey of an Italian Cook
•Jennifer Schulz - http://lick-a-plate.blogspot.com/
•Sarah Rogers - http://sarahssweetcreations.blogspot.com/
Denise and Lenny - http://www.chezus.com/