---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.02
  
       Title: Caramel Oatmeal Chewies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 32 bars
  
   1 3/4 c  Quaker Oats, uncooked
            -- (quick or old-fashioned)
   1 1/2 c  All-purpose flour
     3/4 c  Brown sugar, firmly packed
     1/2 ts Baking soda
     1/4 ts Salt (optional)
     3/4 c  Margarine or butter; melted
       1 c  Chopped nuts
       6 oz Semisweet chocolate pieces
       1 c  Topping
            --(buttscotch caramel fudge)
     1/4 c  All-purpose flour
  
   Heat oven to 350 F.  Lightly grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.  Combine oats,
   1-1/2 cups flour, brown sugar, baking soda and salt; mix well.  Add
   margarine; mix until crumbly.  Reserve 1 cup for topping; set aside.
   Press remaining oat mixture onto bottom of prepared pan.  Bake 10 to 12
   minutes or until light golden brown; cool 10 minutes.  Top with nuts and
   chocolate pieces.  Combine caramel topping and 1/4 cup flour, mixing until
   smooth; drizzle over chocolate pieces to within 1/4-inch of edge.
   Sprinkle with reserved oat mixture.  Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until golden
   brown.  Cool completely; cut into bars.  Store tightly covered.
   
   Nutrition Information (1 bar):
   * Calories 200
   * Fat 9g
   * Sodium 105mg
   * Dietary Fiber 1 g
   
   Source: Quaker Oats Favorite Cookies
   Copyright 1994, The Quaker Oats Company
   Reprinted with permission from The Quaker Oats Company
   Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias
  
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