caramelitas

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~ caramelitas ~

Buttery, shortbread-like crust with the added flavor and texture of rolled oats, ooey gooey caramel and chocolate. Everything a cookie bar should be. This is a super fast and easy recipe that gets gobbled up pretty quickly if you have a sweet tooth in your house. The perfect accompaniment to a fall picnic, afternoon tea or a cup of French press coffee!

1 and 1/2 cup melted unsalted butter

2 cups whole wheat flour

2 cups rolled oats

1 and 1/2 cups dark brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 cup caramel sauce (or more)

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Mix melted butter, flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, salt and vanilla until all ingredients are well incorporated. Press into a 9×13 cake pan, reserving about a cup of the mixture to sprinkle over the top.

Set oven to 350 degrees F. Bake crust until golden brown (about 20 minutes.) Remove from oven and spread caramel evenly over the top, adding a little more if you wish. Sprinkle with the chocolate chips and remaining oat topping. Bake until the topping is golden. Cool before cutting and serving.

Enjoy!

~Melissa

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  8 comments for “caramelitas

  1. Kris
    October 23, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Definitely something to try….this ingredient combination is my fave!

    • Melissa
      October 23, 2011 at 4:01 pm

      enjoy! thanks for commenting, Kris 😉

  2. Kimber Dunn
    October 23, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Yeah, if I can find caramel sauce in my kitchen, I’m making this tomorrow!!! YUM!!! That and it put me in the mood for Oatmeal Scotchies. Have a good recipe for this?

    • Melissa
      October 24, 2011 at 4:14 am

      I have my friend Tracy’s recipe for them somewhere…will send it to you as soon as I locate it 🙂

  3. October 25, 2011 at 7:15 am

    looks divinely yummy and bad for you! 🙂

    • Melissa
      October 25, 2011 at 7:27 am

      Well, woman can not live on sprouts and tofu alone. LOL… 🙂 Just drink a little green tea with one and it all balances out again. xo

  4. October 25, 2011 at 9:49 am

    hmmmm, good point. like the snickers and diet coke? lol

    • Melissa
      October 25, 2011 at 9:54 am

      hee hee…kind of…except both of those things are bad for you 🙂

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