Monday, November 30, 2009

Carmelita Recipe

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Oatmeal Crumb Crust:

1 1/2 stick of unsalted butter (very soft but not completely melted)
1 cup flour
1 cup instant oats
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Middle Layer:
1 cup  milk chocolate chips
1 cup of walnuts
3 tablespoons of flour
1/2  bag of kraft caramels (unwrapped) w/  about 3 of tablespoons of milk, melted (I found that kraft caramels works the best)

First: Combine ingredients for the crust until it forms into crumbs.
Next, place 1/2 oatmeal crumb mixture into the bottom of a 9” square pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until it becomes a golden color.
(REDUCE heat if you are using a dark pan.)

Take out of oven.

In a seperate bowl, mix the chocolate chips and nuts with the flour.
Then sprinke chocolate chip/nut mixture over the crust.
Next, pour the caramel mixture over the chocolate/chip nut mixture.
Lastly,sprinkle with remaining oatmeal crumb mixture over the caramel.

Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Keep an eye on it, make sure you don't burn that yummy caramel.

Once the pan has in fridge to cool and harden.

When your yummy carmelita's have completely cooled and hardened, cut into bars.

These taste FABULOUS with a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt (or ice cream) on top...


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