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Caramel Coated Oatmeal Crunch

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes
  • Yield: 2.5 cups 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


This may look like granola but it is really oatmeal coated with caramel and then baked to a satisfying crunch. You will find lots of uses for this, even you don’t eat it off the cookie sheet first!



8 T butter
1 c dark brown sugar
1 t vanilla
1/4 t salt
2 c uncooked oatmeal


Preheat oven to 325.

Mix butter, brown sugar, vanilla and salt in a small saucepan over low heat stirring constantly until the sugar has dissolved. (This doesn’t take long.)

Put the oatmeal in a bowl, pour the melted caramel sauce over and toss the mixture until the oatmeal is coated with sauce.

On a parchment lined baking sheet, spread the oatmeal in a thin layer. Bake for about 20 minutes, stirring once or twice. Remove from oven and cool. Store in an airtight container.

Keywords: oatmeal crunch topping, caramel crunch topping, ice cream toppings