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!

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

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


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.


5. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

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


7. Pour caramel mixture over chocolate chips.

8. Crumble remaining oatmeal mixture over caramel.


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


10. Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting.

11. Enjoy!!!

*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 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!! recently posted..Pictures! Food! Candy Question!My Profile

  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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