Oatmeal Carmelitas

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Traci Coleman

By
@TraciB70

Just trying something new and know several people that love caramel, so I decided to go with this easy recipe.

Original recipe from Pillsbury's Bake Off Contest Prize Winning Desserts magazine.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
20 Min

Ingredients

BASE

2 c
flour
2 c
quick-cooking oats
1 1/2 c
packed brown sugar
1 tsp
baking soda
1 1/4 c
butter, softened

FILLING

1 jar(s)
(12 oz) caramel topping
3 Tbsp
flour
1 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 c
chopped nuts

Step-By-Step

1Heat oven to 350. Line 13x9 inch pan with foil and then spray with non-stick baking spray.
2In large bowl, beat all "Base" ingredients until crumbly. Remove 1/2 of the mixture and put in pan, pressing down to form crust. Bake 10 minutes.
3Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix caramel sauce and 3 tablespoons of flour.

Sprinkle chocolate chips and nuts over baked crust. Spoon caramel sauce on top.
4Sprinkle remaining crust mixture over the top. Bake at 350 for about 18-22 minutes until golden brown. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 1 hour, then refrigerate 1 - 2 hours or until filling is set.
5Lift from the pan by grabbing foil. Peal foil away from sides and cut into bars. Store in tightly covered container.

About Oatmeal Carmelitas

Course/Dish: Cookies