Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Oatmeal Carmelitas (2009.18)

Ok - this is out of a really old cookbook (1967 - Pillsbury Bake Off) - but oh so good! how can you go wrong with oatmeal, brown sugar, chocolate, and caramel? Huh? Well, I haven't actually tasted it because it has to chill before I cut it - but you can't go wrong with these things...

1 cup flour
1 cup oats
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, melted

1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
3 T flour

Mix crust - half goes in bottom of 11x7 pan. Bake for 10 minutes at 350. Top with chocolate then pecans. Then mix the topping and flour together - spread over the pecans and chocolate. Top with the other half crumbles of the crust.
Bake for another 17-20 minutes. Take out and chill for 1-2 hours, cut into bars. Serve room temperature.
They smell real yummy!

1 comment:

Lauren said...

Hey- these look so yummy and I have some leftover caramel topping to use up! Does it call for Walnuts or Pecans? It is listed as walnuts but when you are giving directions you say pecans...either is probably fine, but just wanted to know what it calls for. I have a strict policy of doing the recipe as written the first time around.