Carmelitas

If you love caramel and chocolate, you will fall in love with these Carmelitas. They are great for a family treat, delivering to neighbors, or sharing at a church event -- everyone will come back for more.

My roommate gave me this recipe, and I think they are my new favorite dessert. They were so easy to make, and they taste phenomenal.

These Carmelitas are gooey, yet stay together. They are a quick dessert for when you are in a pinch.


How to make Carmelitas:

In a small saucepan combine the caramel and the heavy whipping cream.  Place it over low heat and stir until smooth and fully combined.  Set smooth caramel aside.

In a separate bowl, combine butter (melted), brown sugar, flour, and oats.

Spray an 8×8 inch pan, and press half of the crust mixture into the bottom of the pan.  Bake the crust at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

Once the crust is done cooking, sprinkle the chocolate chips over the hot crust.  Spread the warm caramel over the chocolate chip layer.

Then, sprinkle the remaining crust dough over the caramel.

Bake in oven at 350, for 15 minutes.

Let cool, or place in fridge for 2-4 hours or until fully cooled.


Do I Have to Wait for them to Cool?

Although we would like to tell you otherwise, the answer is an unfortunate yes.  They will taste good, but the molten chocolate and caramel may burn your mouth.

The other benefit of cooling the bars is that it gives them a chance to set a little bit.  The caramel and chocolate won’t be quite so gooey and the bars will be able to hold their form better.

Can I double the Carmelitas?

Yes! And we recommend you do, especially if you plan on sharing it.

To double the recipe, simply double all ingredients and use a 9×13 pain instead of an 8×8. The cook time should be similar, but adjust a few minutes either way until golden brown.


Tasty Tips:

We know you’ll love these Carmelitas.  Consider some of these tasty tips to make them top notch.

  • These silicone spatulas are awesome for this step
  • Add chopped nuts – try pecans.
  • Serve with a glass of milk.
  • Quick oats or regular oats – the choice is up to you!

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Serves: 16

Carmelitas

2 hr, 10 Prep Time

25 minCook Time

2 hr, 35 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 (11 ounce) bag caramel bits (or wrapped caramel squares)
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup butter (melted)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 (12 ounce) package milk chocolate chips (or semi sweet)

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan combine the caramel and the heavy whipping cream.
  2. Place over low heat and stir until smooth and fully combined.
  3. Set smooth caramel aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine butter (melted), brown sugar, flour, and oats.
  5. Spray an 8x8 inch pan, and press half of the crust mixture into the bottom of the pan.
  6. Bake the crust at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  7. Once the crust is done cooking, sprinkle the chocolate chips over the hot crust.
  8. Spread the warm caramel over the chocolate chip layer.
  9. Then, sprinkle the remaining crust dough over the caramel.
  10. Bake in oven at 350, for 15 minutes.
  11. Let cool, or place in fridge for 2-4 hours or until fully cooled.

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vegetarian
lacto vegetarian
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seafood free
sesame free
mustard free
egg free
treenut free
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9 Responses to “Carmelitas”

  1. Cherri Makasian
    Can I substitute caramel in liquid form ? If so will I add cream and heat ?? I bought a wonderful jar of caramel from England that I’ve been waiting to use . If I can substitute how many ounces should I use? Also if a use Lindt chocolate bar will that work if I chop up? Thank you for the help!!!!
    • The caramel bits have only 1/2 cup of heavy cream added. So it's still quite thick. I'm not sure how thick your caramel is from England. It would need to be a lot thicker than caramel ice cream topping (if that helps). As far as the Lindt chocolate bar, that sounds amazing!

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