Recipe of the Week: Unbaked Caramel Cookie Bars
Here's a recipe that's kind of fall-ish. This comes from my grandmother's old cookbook. The original recipe doesn't include sugar, but as my grandmother wrote it into the recipe, that's how I made it too. And after trying it with the sugar, I can't imagine how it could be any better without it.
It kind of reminds me of Harry Potter using the "Half Blood Prince's" instructions that are written in the margin, rather than the textbook instructions, and getting a much better result. (except I'm not a wizard, and I'm making cookies rather than potions, and well...nevermind)
Anyway, this is a great recipe if you're looking for something rich, sweet, and gooey. It's extremely easy to make and a great treat that you can make at the last minute, so it's perfect for a holiday party or just a quick snack at home.
Unbaked Caramel Cookie Bars
3/4 cup margarine
1 small can evaporated milk
2 cups sugar
1 4 oz package of instant butterscotch pudding
3 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
Bring margarine and milk to a rolling boil, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and add pudding mix, sugar, and oats. Mix together thoroughly. Cool about 10 minutes. Then press into an 11X7 or 9X13in pan, or use a teaspoon and drop cookies onto wax paper. Chill in the refrigerator or freezer.