gooey bars . This is an old favorite that my sister originally shared with me. Everyone was talking about the "lucky" foods they were bringing to the potluck and well, no one mentioned desserts. I know there are a few great traditions out there, but...Now, for
what better way to start the year than with ooey gooey caramel, oats and chocolate? Um, there is no better way! I decided to go gluten free with them for the first time and I have to say, they worked out really well, but I should have made them the day before. They are perfect yesterday (and now gone) and were a bit softer Saturday night. No worries though, they were loved by all as usual. I just didn't have all the ingredients to make them the day before. So, when you make them, definitely make them the day before. Besides, it saves you time the day of the event.
Gluten Free Caramel Gooey Bars(for a dairy free version with gluten click here )
1 1/4 c Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Flour 1 1/4 Bob's Red Mill White Rice Flour 2 c Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Quick Cooking Oats 1 1/2 c Brown Sugar, packed (dark or light)1 t Baking Soda1/2 t Salt1 1/2 c Cold Dairy Free Butter (EarthBalance)2 c Dairy Free Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips (your favorite brand)12 oz Caramel Sauce(use your favorite recipe - or let me know if you need one)1/4 cup Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.In a bowl, combine 1 1/4 cups AP flour, 1 1/4 cups rice flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda and salt.Cut in butter until crumbly. Set half aside for topping.Press the remaining crumb mixture into a greased 13 x 9 baking pan.Bake for 15 minutes.Sprinkle with the chocolate chips.Whisk caramel topping and remaining 1/4 flour until smooth. Drizzle over top.Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.Bake an additional 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.Cool on a wire rack for at least 2 hours before cutting.