This recipe, Caramel Peanut Bars, only takes up to 10 minutes to bake for the for the oatmeal base. You then melt the caramels and cream; top with chocolate chips and peanuts; then sprinkle top with reserved oatmeal mixture. OMG, this sounds great! it’s homemade goodness…believe me! You’ll find yourself steeling 2 before you put them on table, I know, because that’s just what I did. Thanks to Ardyce Piehl and Taste of Home for these wonderful bars.

Here is what you’ll need to make Caramel Peanut Bars:

1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, melted
1 package (14 ounces) caramels
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1-1/2 cups (9 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped peanuts

Every time I make these for a party, they are a huge hit! It’s all anyone can talk about. If you would like to be the talk of the town too, then go to Taste of Home for the full instructions now. Enjoy!