recipe || carmelitas

chocolate. caramel. butter. brown sugar. heavy cream. okay! I made these for the first time last year and sent them to my hubby’s office. J brought home a clean plate and a satisfying report that day so I figured it was a recipe to keep close at hand.

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— Carmelitas —Β 

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

Combine caramels and cream in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until completely smooth; set aside. In a separate bowl, combine melted butter, brown sugar, flour, oats and baking soda. Pat half of the oatmeal mixture in to the bottom of an 8by8″ pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Remove pan from over and sprinkle chocolate chips over crust. Pour caramel mixture over chocolate chips. Crumble remaining oatmeal mixture over caramel. Return to oven and bake an additional 15-20 minutes, until the edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting.

This recipe is easily doubled and made in a 9by13″ pan. Also, be sure to really let them cool before cutting into them. The caramel takes a good while to cool off.

Recipe via Pinterest

Curl up with your hot beverage of choice, a blanket, and one of these delicio-so bars on a wintry evening this week and you will be in full contentment mode. Enjoy, my friends!

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