CARMELITAS RECIPE

Ingredients

▢ 1 11 ounce package caramels or caramel bits ▢ 1/2 cup heavy cream or half and half ▢ 1 cup all-purpose flour ▢ 1 cup old fashioned oats ▢ 3/4 cup brown sugar ▢ 1/2 teaspoon baking soda ▢ 1/4 teaspoon salt ▢ 12 tablespoons butter melted ▢ 6 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips ▢ 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions Step - 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9 x 9 baking dish or line it with parchment or foil.

Step - 2

Add the caramels or caramel bits and the heavy cream to a small saucepan. Heat the caramel over low heat, stirring frequently, until the caramels are completely melted and smooth. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step - 3

In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Pour the melted butter into the bowl and mix to combine.

Step - 4

Press half of the oat mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Bake for 10 minutes (do not turn off the oven).

Step - 5

Sprinkle the chocolate chips and walnuts over the baked crust, then pour the melted caramel over the top, spreading gently to cover. Sprinkle the remaining oat mixture over the top of the caramel. Bake 15-20 minutes, until light brown.

Step - 6

Remove the carmelitas from the oven and cool them completely before slicing and serving. ENJOY

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