Caramel Rocky Road Bars

Caramel Rocky Road Bars

Crumb Mixture Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup sugar
1 cup Margarine or Butter, softened
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts

Filling Ingredients:

1 (17.5-ounce) jar caramel topping
1 cup salted peanuts
4 cups miniature marshmallows
1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350°F. Combine all crumb mixture ingredients except 1/2 cup chopped peanuts in large bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/2 cup chopped peanuts by hand. Reserve 1 cup crumb mixture; set aside.

Press remaining crumb mixture onto bottom of greased and floured 15x10x1-inch jelly-roll pan. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until lightly browned.

Spread caramel topping evenly over hot, partially baked crust. Sprinkle with 1 cup peanuts, marshmallows and chocolate chips. Crumble reserved crumb mixture over chocolate chips.

Continue baking for 20 to 25 minutes or until crumb mixture is lightly browned. Refrigerate until firm (at least 1 hour). Cut into bars.

TIP: Line pan with greased aluminum foil for easy removal and cutting.

YIELD: 48 Bars