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prize-winning oatmeal carmelitas

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Judy Dahman
Fort Mitchell, KY

These bar-style cookies recently took first-place in the desserts category in a local recipe contest. If you're feeling guilty about indulging in something that tastes so sinful, knock the devil off your shoulder and console yourself with the fact that the addition of oats and nuts constitute a healthy dessert choice. Feel better now? Enjoy!

(1 rating)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For prize-winning oatmeal carmelitas

  • 1 cup + 3 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 c
    rolled oats (quaker 5-minute oatmeal)
  • 3/4 c
    light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 3/4 c
    butter, melted
  • 1 c
    milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c
    pecans, chopped
  • 3/4 c
    mrs. richardson's butterscotch caramel topping

How To Make prize-winning oatmeal carmelitas

  • 1
    In large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of flour, oats, brown sugar, soda, salt and butter. Blend well at low speed to form crumbs. Press half of crumbs into bottom of an 11" x 7" baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.
  • 2
    Remove pan from oven. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and pecans. Blend caramel topping with remaining flour. Pour caramel mixture over chocolate and pecans to cover. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Bake 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Chill 1-2 hours before serving. Cut into bars.

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