Salted caramel fans, these Salty Caramel Pecan Oatmeal Cookie Bars are for you!
This was a recipe that almost didn’t happen. I had a heck of a time trying to translate these traditional cookies into bar form. My first go completely stuck to the pan. (I’m talking super-glued to the pan.) I lined the pan on my second attempt and swapped coconut oil in place of the butter to keep them from sticking. Simply put, that was a greasy disaster. Fortunately, the third time was the charm. The name might be a mouthful – Salty Caramel Pecan Oatmeal Cookie Bars – but there is no mistaking the goodness here.
Are you a bar cookie fan? I almost think I prefer them over straight up regular cookies. (Not that I’ve been known to turn down either.) I prefer a bit of crunch on my cookies but like a tender middle. That’s why these Salty Caramel Pecan Oatmeal Cookie Bars are so perfect. The right combination of butter and coconut oil keeps these bars softer on the inside (my love!) while the edges take on a delightful caramelized crunch. Toasted pecans and rolled oats provide some girth to the bars and a sprinkle of sea salt on top is the perfect foil for the sweet caramel bits.
Seriously irresistible, especially for salted caramel fans. Bring them to your next BBQ, and see what I mean (that is, if you feel like sharing).