Carmelita Recipe

Hey guys! So to change my posts up I’m blogging today about an amazing recipe called Carmelita’s…guys we must have a moment of silence for them! 

Okay! Enough silence! The recipe is below…followed by pictures of me making it!

Recipe:

1 Cup oatmeal

1 Cup flour

3/4 Cup brown sugar (packed)

1 tsp. baking soda

3/4 Cup butter (melted)

1 11-oz bag caramels (~40 caramels)

5 Tbsp. light cream (I used extra so I could make the caramel spread better…2 extra Tbsp.’s will work).

1 Cup chocolate chips

Combine first four ingredients in mixing bowl.

Melt butter and blend into dry ingredients.

Melt caramels with cream in the top of a double boiler (You can microwave or melt carefully in pan on stove top.)

While caramels are melting, press HALF of the oatmeal mixture into an 8X8″ pan.  Bake 10 minutes at 350. Remove from oven.

Sprinkle chocolate chips over baked crust.  Drizzle with caramel mixture. Top with remaining oatmeal mixture.  Bake 15-20 minutes at 350. Check at 15 min. to be sure it is not burning.  Cool (or refrigerate) and let sit for at least 2 hours before cutting into 1-inch squares.

To make enough for a 9X13″ pan, DOUBLE all ingredients EXCEPT the caramels and cream.  

Note: you can add 1 cup of nuts along with the chocolate chips if desired.

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Oat mixture – for the crust!
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Bottom crust – before being cooked
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Caramel mixture before it was melted (I added extra cream to stretch it).
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Bubbly caramel mixture!
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Before the Carmelitas are cooked!
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After…I wish I could have captured the bubbling caramel in the pan!

Okay now that you’ve read the post….you HAVE to try them! They’re so amazing!!! I want to give a shout-out to Mrs. Dianna who gave me this delicious recipe!!! Thank you so much!

Will you try making them? What do you think of them?!

 

Note new posting schedule: Wednesdays and Saturdays…I’ve come to realize that my posting at random might get annoying!

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