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Carmelitas

CARMELITAS - Easy to make oatmeal cookie bars filled with gooey caramel and delicious chocolate!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 bars
Calories 176 kcal
Author Katerina | Diethood

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup light brown sugar , packed
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 sticks butter , melted
  • 1 (14 oz.) package of caramel candies, unwrapped
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line a 9x9 pan with aluminum foil leaving an overhang on opposite sides to lift the bars out. Grease lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda and melted butter; mix until well combined.
  4. Press half of the oatmeal mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan and put it in the oven to bake for 10 minutes.
  5. In the meantime prepare the caramel.
  6. Combine caramels and cream in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until smooth.
  7. Remove pan from oven and layer the chocolate chips over the crust.
  8. Pour caramel mixture over chocolate chips.
  9. Crumble the remaining oatmeal mixture over the caramel.
  10. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until light golden brown.
  11. Remove from oven and completely cool before removing from pan and cutting into bars.

Recipe Notes

WW SmartPoints: 8 

Nutrition Facts
Carmelitas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 176 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 77mg3%
Potassium 93mg3%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.