This is an easy one for you. It’s a take on all those layered brownies you see all over the internet.They are super customizable, too. If you don’t like caramel, use peppermint patties. If you hate oatmeal, leave it off. Prefer sugar cookies? Okay!I’m going to keep it short and sweet for you today but let me tell you about my spider farm. That’s what Tim calls an area in our garage that has a large number of spiders ALL of the time.I think the term could also apply to our basement which “grows” daddy long legs by the dozens. My office was in the basement until 2 weeks ago when we redid one of our spare rooms on the main floor and moved everything upstairs. At the time I had to majorly wrangle some spiders. I took the vacuum hose attachment and vacuumed up every cobweb I could find. Even the one that had been living under my desk. I didn’t want to relocate the spider to the new office. I thought I had been thorough. My spidery work days were over.
However, as I sit here writing this I have just discovered a small web with a single small daddy long legs by the baseboards. Crap! I guess it’s time to vacuum. . .AGAIN!Back to brownie bars. Like I said, easy to customize. Millions of combos, I’m sure. Change the cookie. Change the candy. Use blondies instead of brownies, etc. Have fun with it. (PS-the hardest part of this whole recipe was unwrapping all the Rolos!)
Caramel Oatmeal Brownie Bars
1 pkg refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough (Make your own if you prefer. I was feeling lazy)
1 12oz bag Rolos (Unwrapped)
1 family size Brownie Mix, prepared the batter as stated on the box
Press the cookie dough into the bottom of a greased 9×13 pan. Top the cookie dough with the unwrapped Rolos to evenly cover the surface area of the cookie. Pour the prepared brownie batter over top. Set aside.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Make the oatmeal topping.
Oatmeal Crumb Topping
6 Tbsp butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 cup oatmeal
1 pinch salt
Mix butter, sugar, flour, oatmeal and salt together. Sprinkle the crumb mixture into the 9×13 pan on top of the brownie batter.
Bake for 50-60 minutes. It’s a thick bar so it takes a bit for everything to bake through. Allow to cool completely before cutting and serving.