Carmelitas Recipe

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.

Whenever we take these gooey and delicious Carmelitas to a party, they are the first to go. So we are warning you now, you might as well make a double batch. They go quickly.

And you can see why, a crunchy streusel like topping, with caramel and chocolate oozing out the sides. These Carmelitas do not disappoint!

We also love these Chocolate Sugar Cookie Bars and S’mores Magic Bars. 

These are great bar desserts that are perfect for your spring and summer parties! They are so easy to make and crowd favorites.

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Carmelita Recipe Ingredients:

  1. Caramel Bits or Wrapped Caramels
  2. Heavy Whipping Cream
  3. Butter
  4. Brown Sugar
  5. Oats
  6. Flour
  7. Milk Chocolate Chips

Items needed to prepare Carmelitas:

  • Saucepan (THIS one is great)
  • Mixing Bowls
  • 8 x 8 inch glass baking dish (THIS one is a favorite)

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 melted butter, brown sugar, flour, and oats.

Spray an 8 x 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?

You will want them to cool slightly because the hot chocolate and caramel may burn your mouth. But these are amazing when warm.

A 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 them.

To double the recipe, simply double all ingredients and use a 9 x 13 pan instead of an 8 x 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 – we like pecans.
  • Serve with a glass of milk.
  • Quick oats or regular oats – they both work great.

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If you liked these carmelitas, you’ll LOVE these desserts:

Serves: 8

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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Courses
Dessert
Cooking
Baking
Diet
vegetarian
lacto vegetarian
pescetarian
Allergy
seafood free
sesame free
mustard free
egg free
treenut free

Nutrition

Calories

6171 cal

Fat

319 g

Carbs

847 g

Protein

61 g
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26 Responses to “Carmelitas Recipe”

  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!
      • Kelly
        These were an epic fail for me. If you look at other recipes for carmelitas they call for half the amount of chocolate chips and less brown sugar. I actually did half the amount of chocolate and it still didn’t work. I think it had way too much caramel. I wasn’t using kraft caramels but melted 11oz of Peters caramel. I would think 11oz is 11oz no matter what caramel is used. But I think it was way too much caramel! It came out like a pan of caramel soup😀

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