These Caramel Oatmeal Bars are an easy breakfast to have ready on busy mornings. Homemade granola bars never looked so good.
I love that the internet is a fun place to be able to share my crazy baking stuff.
Creative people have a strange desire to share their crafting love with others.
And blogging has given me a connection with others
that are just as "crazy" about baking as me.
It is a fun outlet.
I love sharing my baking passion with all of you.
It makes me the happiest to be creating in my kitchen
and then happy to share the fun recipes online.
I love that bloggers get bloggers.
You all leave the sweetest comments. (don't ever stop:-)
Last fall I joined a secret recipe club.
Just another fun way to "connect" with more fun foodies!!!
Once a month you are assigned another food blogger to "stalk".
No really! You are supposed to study this person
and find one of their yummy recipes to recreate without telling them.
This month I was assigned Ruchi's Simply Food.
This girl keeps herself busy making super cute cakes
and hosting baking classes for kids.
I enjoyed reading through her posts as I searched for the perfect recipe.
When I clicked on her Chocolate Chunk Walnut Cookies
I knew it was going to be a winner.
What totally sold me was that it was one bowl recipe.
Any time I can bake and not make a huge mess...win win for everyone.
I used almost the exact same recipe, but
I decided to simplify the recipe even more.
Instead of taking the time to make cookies, I used a 9X13 pan.
Simple is always better, right?
As I dug through my baking cupboard,
I pulled out a bag of opened caramel bits.
For some reason this sounded really good to me.
And then a lightbulb went off
as I thought about the potato chips in the other cupboard.
Potato chips and caramel bits mixed with some marshmallow bits?
This caramel oatmeal bars might be my new favorite flavor.
At least for today...
Jenn "Rook No. 17"
Jocelyn, I feel the same way about sharing a creative passion with other bloggers!
I love the way that you gave this recipe your signature flair. You totally sold me when you mentioned they contain potato chips!
P.S. Pinning and sharing on FB
I love seeing what everyone makes for SRC each month - this is an interesting recipe - would never think to put potato chips in oatmeal bars.
Hi! Visiting from SRC Group B. These look delicious. You have a great blog.
Wow - this looks likes a yumm adaptation... and I can't wait to try it out!
Kels @ K and K Test Kitchen
Haha, I do totally feel like a stalker with my SRC assignments. Great choice for your post - these bars look soooo good!
I too just adore all the happiness baking brings me (and those that enjoy all the treats I bake). Blogging has brought me even more happiness....I totally get what you are saying!
Yummy bars you created from your SRC recipe 🙂
These sound awesome Jocelyn!!! I love love love the salty/sweet combos! Mmmm 🙂
yum!! I love the combo of oatmeal and caramel, I had no idea they even feel caramel baking pieces!!
Potato chips in cookies?? Very interesting..looking at them you would never be able to tell! They look fabulous..great SRC pick!
amy (fearless homemaker)
oh wow, these look delicious. i just so happen to have almost everything in need in the house to make 'em - i might try a riff on 'em tomorrow! thanks for the fab inspiration. =)
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
Genius! These look amazing. I also love how all the bloggy friends I've made are as crazy as I am. My "real life" friends just don't get it when I talk about all the candy I buy or how excited I am when I make a cool new recipe. 🙂
Potato chips are so unexpected! And I bet they taste really awesome with the sweet & salty caramel. Love this; bet it even tastes good warmed up a little 🙂
Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl
What a great combination! I always love the sweet-salty combo. Plus, anything with caramel always tops my list. YUM.
how inventive! saying hello from group A!
That looks delicious! I hope you like the homemade pop-tarts I made. It was such a pleasant surprise to get your blog to work on this month. After seeing the beauty of the strawberry cheesecake I had been wondering when I would get your blog, n voila a few days later there was the mail that my wish had been granted.
Jocelyn, I think you may have made these granol abrs just for me! I love anything salty/sweet and I'm a granola bar addict. GREAT recipe! 🙂
These look incredible!! I love salty & sweet, and i am a granola bar fanatic! Great recipe Jocelyn, will save this one for sure! 🙂
Oh yum! These look awesome... Great SRC post <3
Crunchy Creamy Sweet
Scrumptious is still an understatement when it comes to these bars! Love it!
WOW! THose sound and look so yummy! LOVE your pics