Monday, August 29, 2011

Oatmeal Carmelitas

This is another new recipe I tried and the squares are absolutely delicious.

I think they would be a perfect lunchbox treat or after school snack.

2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
1-1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1-1/4 cups margarine or butter, softened

1 cup caramel ice cream topping
3 Tbsp all purpose flour
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease 13x9-inch pan.  In large bowl, blend all crust ingredients at low speed until crumbly.  Press half of crumb mixture, about 3 cups in bottom of greased pan.  Reserve remaining crumb mixture for topping.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.  Meanwhile, in small bowl combine caramel topping and 3 Tbsp flour; set aside.  Sprinkle warm crust with chocolate chips and nuts.  Drizzle evenly with caramel mixture; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.

Return to oven and bake an additional 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool completely.  
Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours or until filling is set.  Cut into bars.



  1. They are even better when you warm them up in the microwave, top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle with caramel :)

  2. Yum, this looks so delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe. :)

  3. You seem to have a knack for finding the most delicious looking recipes! :)


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