Saturday, 5 September 2015

Billy Bars

Billy Bars (also known as Belly Bars) for obvious reasons are a welcome addition to any square platter.
I recently made these for a special friend who really enjoys them and was an excellent hostess to me during a weekend stay at her vacation property. I felt it was the least I could do to repay her for her hospitality.

These would best be enjoyed with a cup of coffee or tea as they are quite rich but delectable all the same.

Billy Bars
2 cups All Purpose flour
2 cups Oatmeal (I used Quik Oats)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup butter, melted

1 300g pkg Chipits, milk chocolate chips (or semi-sweet)
1 cup slivered almonds
1 225g pkg Chipits Skor bits
1 1/3 cups caramel sundae sauce
1/3 cup All Purpose flour

Crust- Combine first 4 ingredients in mixing bowl. Add melted butter, Mix well. Reserve 1 1/4 cups of the mixture for topping. Press remainder into greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes.
Topping- Combine baking chips, almonds and toffee bits. Sprinkle evenly over base. Mix together sundae sauce and flour until smooth. Pour evenly over crust. Sprinkle reserved oat mixture on top.

Bake for 20-25 minutes longer, or until golden. Cool completely, then cut into squares.