Delicious Carmelitas

Enjoy these delicious Carmelitas! A rich blend of buttery oats, chocolate and caramel sauce, they will be the highlight of any get-together. With only 10 ingredients and 15 minutes of preparation, this will be a crowd favorite!

Cookie Base:
• 1 cup all-purpose flour
• 1 cup rolled oats
• ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
• ½ teaspoon baking soda
• ½ teaspoon salt
• 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Caramel sauce:
• 36 shellless caramels (Kraft brand)
• ½ cup heavy cream

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Line an 8×8-inch baking dish with parchment paper or foil coated with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In medium bowl, mix flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, melted butter and vanilla extract with a fork.
  3. Press a little more than half of the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes.4. For the caramel sauce, place the unpeeled caramel and heavy cream in a bowl for 60 seconds, stirring until melted and smooth. Use an egg beater to make the sauce smoother.
  4. Sprinkle the toasted oat mixture with the chocolate chips, then drizzle the caramel sauce on top.6. Pour remaining oat mixture on top and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Let cool completely before cutting. To cool faster, place the pan in the refrigerator after it cools slightly.Note:
    • Use parchment paper or aluminum foil to keep the caramel from sticking.
    • Old-fashioned rolled oats have a chewy texture.
    • Prepare caramel before starting.
    • Consider making caramel sauce on the stovetop.
    • Experiment with different flavors of chips and add nuts.• Store the bars in the refrigerator at room temperature for up to 5 days or in the refrigerator for up to 8 days.


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