Oatmeal Carmelitas
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Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 36
 
Ingredients
  • CRUST
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1½ cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1¼ cups margarine or 1¼ cups butter, softened
  • FILLING
  • 1 (12½ ounce) jar caramel ice cream topping (1 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 (6 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
  • ½ cup chopped nuts
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350*.
  2. Grease 13x9 inch pan.
  3. In large bowl, blend all crust ingredients at low speed until crumbly.
  4. Press half of crumb mixture, about 3 cups, in bottom of greased pan.
  5. Reserve remaining crumb mixture for topping.
  6. Bake at 350* for 10 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, in small bowl combine caramel topping and 3 tbls.
  8. flour; set aside.
  9. Sprinkle warm crust with chocolate chips and nuts.
  10. Drizzle evenly with caramel mixture; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
  11. Return to oven and bake an additional 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. Cool completely.
  13. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours or until filling is set.
  14. Cut into bars.
  15. Enjoy!
Notes
When I made them I used Mrs. Richards butterscotch caramel sauce in the ice cream toppings section. Also, I substituted extra chocolate chips for the nuts.
Recipe by This Mama Loves at http://www.thismamaloves.com/oatmeal-carmelitas/