Chocolate Oat Dulce De Leche Bars

Everyone knows how much Hubby loves caramel. He also loves caramel’s first cousin, dulce de leche. I’ve made Homemade Dulce De Leche in the Crockpot, but sometimes life calls for shortcuts.

Hubby was feeling neglected since it had been all of 3 days since my last baking adventure. So I decided to make a treat that he would really enjoy. Seriously, best wife ever. As I was standing in the baking aisle in my grocery store, a small can caught my eye. I had never seen canned dulce de leche before and I was intrigued to try it.

These Chocolate Oat Dulce De Leche Bars are pretty freaking amazing. You’ve got chocolate and oats and chocolate chips and dulce de leche. They’re out of control.

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Chocolate Oat Dulce De Leche Bars

Yield: 24 bars

Ingredients:

3/4 cups flour
1 cup oats
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp espresso powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 13.4-ounce can dulce de leche
2 Tbsp milk
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Heat oven to 350F.

Place flour, oats, brown sugar, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl and mix well.

Place butter and unsweetened chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute or until butter and chocolate are melted, stirring after 30 seconds. Mix melted butter mixture into dry ingredients until crumb forms.

Reserve 1/2 cup of crumb mixture. Place remaining crumb mixture in a greased 8×8-inch pan and press down evenly. Bake crust for 10 minutes.

Place dulce de leche and milk in a small bowl and mix well until smooth. Evenly spread dulce de leche over partially baked crust.

Top evenly with chocolate chips and remaining 1/2 cup chocolate crumb mixture. Bake an additional 12 to 15 minutes or until set.

Cool 1 hour at room temperature and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours or until filling is set. Cut into 16 bars and store in the refrigerator.

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15 Responses to “Brownie Pops”

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    cassandrasmom — May 12, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    The pops are so cute!! Love the colors you used to decorate them with.

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    Jen — May 12, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Thanks! I just wanted something springy and fun.

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    Joelen — May 12, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Looks adorable!!

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    bakinandeggs — May 12, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    These look amazing! Great job. I don’t know if I’d have the patience 🙂

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    Jen — May 12, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    It really helped to break it out into steps. And the help from Hubby was big. If I had to do all 80 of them myself, I probably would have given up half way through…

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    Molly Jean — May 12, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Holy cow… 80 of them?! You’re a trooper!

    Those turned out great though!

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    Kerstin — May 12, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    They’re SO cute! I love all the different sprinkles you used!

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    Julie — May 12, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Those are just too cute…and tempting!

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    Jennifer — May 13, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Those are incredible!!! great job!!!

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    Ingrid — May 14, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Very pretty! I’ve seen those brownie molds. I’m waiting to grab one when I get one of those 40% off coupons.

    Glad to hear your MIL had a wonderful party.
    ~ingrid

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    Nic — May 15, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Very cute! These look great!

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    madebymel — May 17, 2009 at 12:44 am

    What a cute idea! I love all the bright colors!

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    Wendy — May 25, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Lovely job! Thank you for posting my link. I like your color combination and the flower pots for displaying the brownie pops. Very creative!!

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    Lisa — January 13, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Have you ever tried to freeze them after you dipped them in chocolate? I am thinking of making some for a wedding but wouldn’t have time to dip them on the day of the event.

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    Jen — January 14, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Lisa, I have not done that for brownie pops before. But I have frozen cake balls which are also covered in chocolate. I would assume it would work just fine. You could always make a small batch to test it out. Definitely let me know how it goes!

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