Thursday, January 17, 2013

Bite-Sized Carmelitas

How about this recipe to warm your insides on a cold winter day. Enjoy some super delicious carmelitas with a hot cup of coffee or tea. It is a wonderful combination of caramel, chocolate, oatmeal and brown sugar.
I really enjoy cutting bars into small bite-sized pieces then 1. I have enough samples for work and 2. the co-workers don't feel so guilty eating a sweet treat because it's bite=sized. However, I can't help it if you want to eat more than one.  :) 

I made this recipe for work and the sounds that my coworkers were making while eating these tasty treats were hilarious. It certainly confirms how absolutely scrumptious and decedent the carmelitas were. :)



35 caramel squares, unwrapped
1/2 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup butter, melted (I may consider using a bit less butter next time)
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips


Combine caramels and heavy 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 into the bottom of an 8 x 8" pan. Bake at 350F for 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the crust. Pour caramel mixture over chocolate chips. Drop remaining oatmeal mixture over the caramel. I tossed a handful of chips on the top. Return to the oven and bake an additional 20-25 minutes until edges are browned. Remove from the oven and cool completely before cutting. I left it overnight before cutting them into bite-sized squares.

Store and serve at room temperature so the ooey gooey caramel is soft and delicious.


recipe from Luluthebaker

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