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Carmelitas Recipe

If you love caramel and chocolate, you will fall in love with these Carmelitas.
Prep Time2 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time2 hrs 35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best dessert, caramel, carmelitas, Easy Dessert Recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 622kcal


  • Saucepan
  • Mixing Bowl
  • 8x8-inch baking pan


  • 11 ounces Kraft Caramel Bits  (or wrapped caramel squares)
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¾ cup butter melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • 12 ounces milk chocolate chip 1 package, (or semi sweet)


  • In a small saucepan combine the caramel and the heavy whipping cream.
  • Place 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 8x8 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.


These taste even better with chopped nuts – we like pecans.


Calories: 622kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin A: 1200IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg