Becky's Oatmeal Carmelitas

Becky's Oatmeal Carmelitas

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"A good friend of mine (and one of the best cooks I know) created this delightfully chewy caramel bar."

Ingredients

50 m servings 352 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 352 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 17.3 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 48.6g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 207 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the caramels with the evaporated milk, stirring frequently until smooth. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the melted butter. Press half of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from the oven, and sprinkle the crust with chocolate chips and walnuts. Drizzle the caramel mixture over all. Crumble the remaining oat mixture evenly over the top, and pat down lightly.
  5. Bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes, or until the top is golden. Cool before cutting into bars.

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We have made carmelitas for years, its even in our church cook book. This is a great recipe, althought you do not have to get caramel candies... You can use caramel ice cream topping like smucke...

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OK, but quite crumbly overall.

We have made carmelitas for years, its even in our church cook book. This is a great recipe, althought you do not have to get caramel candies... You can use caramel ice cream topping like smucke...

These were sinfully rich and delicious. My husband's co-workers raved about them, and I sent them as Christmas gifts with the recipe attached. The only thing I would change to the instructions i...

I absolutely loved these! They are a bit crumbly (just the topping), but the RICH flavor is to die for! The caramels make it heavenly. One reviewer suggested using coconut and I think that wo...

Rich and gooey! Definitely wait until these are completely cooled to cut- and even then, they're pretty crumbly.

I made this recipe for a family reunion and it was a big hit. It was very rich so I had some left over. The only changes I made were 1) using heavy whipping cream instead of evaporated milk, a...

These are very easy and fast to make. Fantastic taste, but they do not keep very well. I made them on Friday and they were stale by Sunday. I think when I make them next time if I make them m...

The BEST carmelita recipe on here! I have made several others, but they don't compare to this one! The only thing I do differently is to use 2 jars of Smucker's caramel ice cream topping instead...

These are very good! A lot like the carmelitas I remember my college dorm serving and I've been making this recipe for years. I find that it's easiest to put 2/3 of the oatmeal mixture on the bo...

These are an absolute new favorite at our house - they are delicious and very easy to make. People think they are a gourmet cookie bar and always ask for the recipe. I have made them both with ...