Caramel Walnut Bars

Caramel Walnut Bars

Perfect for any gathering, these bars might just become your family’s most requested recipe.

30 min. prep time
48 bars
252 Ratings



3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup uncooked old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt


1 (14-ounce) package caramels, unwrapped
3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter
1 cup real semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts


Heat oven to 350°F. Line 13x9-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, extending foil over edges. Spray foil with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.

Combine 3/4 cup butter and brown sugar in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Stir in flour, oats, baking soda and salt until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 1 cup crumb mixture. Press remaining crumb mixture into prepared pan. Bake 8-10 minutes or until crust is lightly browned.

Place caramels, whipping cream and 3 tablespoons butter into 1-quart nonstick saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 7-8 minutes or until melted and smooth.

Pour melted caramel mixture over hot, partially baked crust. Sprinkle chocolate chips and walnuts over caramel. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Continue baking 13-16 minutes or until topping is golden brown and caramel is bubbly around edges. Cool completely.

Recipe Tip

For a festive look on a cookie tray, cut bars into 96 pieces and place in small candy papers or mini muffin cup liners.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 130

Fat: 7g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 105mg

Carbohydrates: 15g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #14654©2010Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

These bars are amazing! Very easy to make and delicious! Made these for the county fair last year and won everything :) Definitely a great choice all around.
I made this cookie for a cookie exchange and my friends loved them. So rich and chewy and they travel well.

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