These Chocolate Caramel Bars are DANGEROUSLY delicious. A layer of chocolate and caramel is nestled between sweet and crisp oats. A must try!
These Chocolate Caramel Bars are one of the first recipes I ever posted.
I’m often asked why I started a food blog and my answer is always the same: “I was bored”. We’d just moved to a new house in a new town in a new state, it was the middle of winter and I had two very young daughters who were the focus of my life (and, happily, still are). I needed an outlet and something that was mine alone. I never dreamed it could and would become my career! I was simply having a good time creating recipes like these Chocolate Caramel Bars and posting them for friends and family.
What’s especially fun is to have a look back to see how much I’ve learned and grown since these Chocolate Caramel Bars were first posted on Feb 25, 2009! Here’s the photo I posted almost seven years ago:
Small, terrible composition, dark AND a very bluish tint. I can’t even tell what it is! Yet I was doing what I loved and didn’t know any better. And starting from the bottom and learning so much over the past seven years has been an incredibly fun journey.
And now I’m updating the post in the hopes that people will actually get to see these Chocolate Caramel Bars and even give them a try. They’re super delicious and don’t take much time at all to make. They’re sweet but they have a slightly salty finish that balances the flavor. My favorite part is the outside where it’s a little more crisp but the gooey center is a treat all on its own! They freeze well, too, so I’ll keep a few tucked away for times when I have a craving.