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!

Being Careful!!

Hey guys! I was going to post this awesome recipe for you all…but something came up and I was reminded to be careful. Please be careful with what you post or share with someone! If you don’t know them to talk to your parents first before responding. If you feel like the person might be hiding something TALK TO YOUR PARENTS! 

Pretty much the whole reason for this post is to remind you to be careful with who you talk to…who you share things with…and to talk to your parents if something doesn’t seem right. The best thing anyone can do is tell their parents, so their parents know what’s going on.  We live in a messed up World now and the only way that we can keep each other safe is being aware of what others can see on our blogs…sorry if that’s a bit confusing but I hope you understand what I’m trying to say!

 

So know please go look through your blog and see what you’ve been posting…is it something you want some creep to see? 

Interview With a Very Special Person!

So while I try to come up with new blog content I’m back with another interview. This interview is a bit different from what I’ve done in the past but I think you’ll enjoy it! A bit about the person I’m interviewing…this very special person is my grandmother Nanny and she has so many interesting stories! I think you’ll enjoy this interview a lot! My questions are in bold! 

nanny and pappy!

 

 

  1. Would you please tell us a little about yourself? My name is Jean Marie. I’ve been married for over 57 years. I have 4 children, 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Did I mention a great husband...

 

  1. You’re a grandma!?(hehe) That’s awesome! What are some of your favorite things to do with your grandkids? Yes, I have sweet grandchildren  and sweet great grandchildren. I would love seeing them more often but most of them live far away. When we grandkids come over she often feeds us amazing homemade food and then sits and watches Little House on the Prairie and The Waltons with us kids!

 

  1. What’s your favorite season Summer, Fall, Winter or Spring? I love the Spring. I love seeing everything come back fresh and new again.

 

  1. What would you say your favorite book is and movie? Why? There were so many that I have read, but one comes to mind is “Unbroken” The movie DVD also was wonderful and things he had to endure. He was an amazing man.

 

  1. What’s a favorite song you remember singing when you were younger? The Poor Old Slave. I learned this song from a older cousin.

 

  1. If you could choose to own a mouse, a bluebird, or a monkey which would you choose? And what would you do with it? (money is no option) I doubt I would want to own a mouse. A bluebird would be nice but a monkey – no! I thought about a medium dog, they are so much fun. My grandma used to own a dog named Bandit…I guess you could say the dog saved her life in many ways!

 

  1. If you could do three unique things with your life…what would they be? It would be fun to learn to be a good ice skater, take a trip to Rome and Bungee jump.(Haha).

 

  1. What is your favorite Bible verse? Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.

 

  1. What is a story from your life you’d like to share? I have several stories to tell, but the one I thought was funny is when my sister and I were swimming and I told her my dentures fell out in the water when they were in my hand. I never thought she would go underwater looking for them after getting her hair done but she did and oh boy when I told her the truth, she got mad at me. We made up.

10. What’s something that you would like to share with the readers?! My dad’s words “The faster I go, the slower I get behind”. So, take your time, relax and enjoy life.

And that’s the end of the interview…now I have to tell you something about my grandmother…she is amazing! My Pappy and Nanny went through many troubles growing up and money was always tight. But they both worked together to provide for every one of their 4 kids. My grandmother may look small but she’s built of steel and worked almost 24 hours a day…cleaning, cooking, working, and mothering her kids. I couldn’t be more proud of her!

I’m planning on interviewing all my grandparents! Maybe you should try it!?