These are sooooo good! Linda Frees, our Shipping manager, makes these every year at Christmas, and they are addictive!
1 cup flour
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup butter (not margarine)
Mix all together with pastry blender. Set aside one cup. Press the remaining crumb mixture into a 9"x13" unbuttered pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
1 bag caramels (about 50)
5 TBL. milk
Melt caramels and milk together in microwave for 1-2 minutes until mostly melted. Watch carefully so it doesn't burn. Remove and stir until smooth.
When crust is done, pour the caramel filling on top, spreading out to almost the edges of pan. Then sprinkle on 1 cup Nestle butterscotch pieces; 1/2 cup chopped walnuts and 1 cup reserved crumb mixture.
Return to oven and bake another 15 minutes. Remove and score into 1" bars. After cookies are cool, cut and enjoy.
(May substitute another type of chopped nuts or another flavor of chips.)