Carmelitas

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No tricks for Halloween – just an awesome treat for you guys!!

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Laura found this awesome recipe on Pinterest and brought it for us to make during our weekend of fun.

I am not joking when I say that this is one of the best things we made that weekend. Crunchy on the bottom with luscious caramel and the hint of chocolate –> perfection! These were the first things gone in our house. We unfortunately only made a 8×8 pan and had to share them between both houses. . . Laura and I have already made them again and again – in a 9×13 pan! And it is on my list to make them again SOON! The recipe has amounts for a 8×8 pan, but I would recommend doubling it and making a 9×13 pan – you won’t be disappointed!

Ingredients
32 caramel squares, unwrapped
1/2 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

Directions
1. Combine caramels and cream in a small saucepan over low heat.

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2. Stir until completely smooth; set aside.

3. In a separate bowl, combine melted butter, brown sugar, flour, oats, and baking soda.

4. Pat half of the oatmeal mixture into the bottom of an 8×8″ pan.

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5. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

6. Remove pan from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over crust.

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7. Pour caramel mixture over chocolate chips.

8. Crumble remaining oatmeal mixture over caramel.

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9. Return to oven and bake an additional 15-20 minutes, until the edges are lightly browned.

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10. Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting.

11. Enjoy!!!

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*A quick few minutes in the fridge will help them cool off. They shouldn’t be served cold, but all of that molten caramel takes a long time to cool down. They should be stored and served at room temperature. ***IMHO – I think they tasted great right out of our freezer!
**To make a 9×13″ version, simply double the amounts.

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22 Comments

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22 Responses to Carmelitas

  1. Wow, those look so delicious! I am definitely going to have try out the recipe. Always looking for new treats around the holiday season

  2. That. Sounds. Amazing!!!
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  3. So funny you posted this recipe! I’ve made it before (like 2 years ago) and it’s been on my mind this past week. These are SO GOOD! I hope you’re enjoying them!
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  4. Holy cow, these look awesome. I definitely just pinned this recipe! I like that it doesn’t have a super long ingredient list either. I get intimidated by lots of moving parts, haha!
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  5. These look dangerous!

  6. YUM!! These are some of my favorite bars and PERFECT for Halloween! I might make you trade me these for some bits 😉 Hehe!
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  7. Caramel is one of my favorite things ever! Awesome recipe, Katie!
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  8. Oh. My. Goodness.
    I might be stopping on my way home from work to pick up these ingredients!!
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  9. Oh yes yes yes you did. OMG. These look amazing!!
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  10. Omg!!!!! I might have to make these tomorrow!!!!! Yummy!!

    Happy halloween!!
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  11. This looks amazing! Pinned- can’t wait to try!

    xx Kait
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  12. Ooh, amazing! I’m going to make these this weekend to take to a housewarming. I kind of want to add a salted caramel twist to them. Any suggestions on the best way to incorporate the salt? Thanks!!! xo
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