Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Chewy, Gooey Carmelitas

This dessert combines chocolate, carmel and oatmeal for a great tasting snack. It is also a great source of fiber. My kids prefer this chewy treat over brownies or cookies.



  • 2 c of flour
  • 2 c of quick oats
  • 1 1/2 c of firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1 1/4 c of butter (2 1/2 sticks)


  • 1 container of butterstoch-caramel topping
  • 3 tbsp of flour
  • 1 c of chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c of coarsely chopped nuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Grease 13 x 9 pan.
  3. Mix all crust ingredients. Use a fork or hand pastry blender until the crust is crumbly.
  4. Press 1/2 or about 3 c into the bottom of the pan. Bake for about 10 min.
  5. Open the caramel jar and carefully incorporate the flour a tablespoon at a time.
  6. Remove baked crust from the oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips and nuts evenly.
  7. Drizzle the caramel evenly over the chips and nuts.
  8. Sprinkle the rest of the crust mixture on top. Press the top gently.
  9. Bake about 18-22 minutes until it is golden brown.
  10. Cool and then refrigerate for about 1-2 hours.
  11. Using a spatula, run it along the edges of the pan to unstick the carmelita.
  12. Using wax paper remove from the pan and turn over onto a cutting board and cut with a very sharp knife.
  13. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

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