Dulce De Leche Bars

Ingredients:

  • 1&1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1&1/2 cups quick cooking oatmeal
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 can Dulce De Leche
  • 1 cup toffee bits

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees

2. In a large bowl Mix flour, oatmeal, brown sugar and salt. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Press 3/4 of the mixture in the bottom of 13×9 pan, ungreased. Bake 10 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, In a 1 quart saucepan, heat Dulce De Leche over low heat 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently until it is slightly softened.

4. Spread Dulce De Leche over crust. Sprinkle with toffee bits and remaining crumb mixture. Return to oven and bake 20-25 minutes. Cool 15 minutes, then run knife around sides of the pan. Cool another 30 minutes before cutting into bars.

Note: You can find cans of dulce de leche (caramelized sweetened condensed milk) in the Latino section of most grocery stores.

About Peggy

Peggy Chaney was best known as cook and co-owner of Peggy's Restaurant in Kings Mountain, North Carolina (which she and her sister, Loretta, ran for over two decades). You can find her pages on Google+, Twitter and Facebook. One of eleven siblings, she was the daughter of a Baptist preacher, and was well remembered for her kind spirit and regard for others. Her genuine warmth and grace is sorely missed.

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