Carmelitas Caramel Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

Carmelitas Caramel Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

Carmelitas Caramel Chocolate Oatmeal Bars. Soft and chewy bars made up of an oatmeal cookie crust, gooey caramel, and chocolate. These dessert bars are a classic and easy to make!

Carmelitas Caramel Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

How to Make These Bars

Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a 9×9 or 8×8 square baking pan with parchment paper. You want to it slightly overhang on the sides so you can easily pull the bars out to cut once baked.

Caramel Sauce

In a medium sized saucepan add the unwrapped caramel squares and heavy cream over medium heat. Stir occasionally until the mixture is melted and smooth. Set aside.

Oatmeal Cookie Dough

In a large bowl whisk the melted butter, brown sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Add in the flour, rolled oats, and baking soda. Mix with a rubber spatula until well combined.

oatmeal cookie dough for the base of the Carmelitas bars

Assembling the Bars

Add 2/3 of the dough into the baking pan. Smooth it with spatula or the back of a spoon, to create an even, flat layer; set remainder aside. Bake for 10 minutes.

Once baked, sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the crust.

baked oatmeal crust with chocolate chips on top

Then, pour the caramel sauce on top.

add the caramel sauce on top of the baked crust and chocolate chips for the Carmelitas

Evenly crumble the remaining oatmeal cookie dough over the top.

Carmelitas bars ready to go into the oven

Return to the oven and bake for another 15-19 minutes or until the edges are slightly browned and the caramel is set. It will still have a little jiggle to it but the caramel will set after cooling.

Allow bars to cool completely before cutting. You can do this by leaving them on the counter for a few hours or cooling them in the fridge.

Carmelitas Caramel Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

Bake them on your own or bake them with your kids, either way I’m sure you’ll love with these Carmelitas Caramel Chocolate Oatmeal Bars!

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Carmelitas Caramel Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

Jessie M
Carmelitas Caramel Chocolate Oatmeal Bars. Soft and chewy bars made up of an oatmeal cookie crust, gooey caramel, and chocolate. An easy dessert bar.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings 16 bars

Ingredients
  

Caramel Sauce

  • 35 caramel squares unwrapped
  • 1/2 C heavy cream

Oatmeal Cookie Dough

  • 1 C salted butter melted
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 & 1/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1 & 1/4 C rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 C semi sweet chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a 9×9 or 8×8 square baking pan with parchment paper. You want to it slightly overhang on the sides so you can easily pull the bars out to cut once baked.

Caramel Sauce

  • In a medium sized saucepan add the unwrapped caramel squares and heavy cream over medium heat. Stir occasionally until the mixture is melted and smooth. Set aside.

Oatmeal Cookie Dough

  • In a large bowl whisk the melted butter, brown sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
  • Add in the flour, rolled oats, and baking soda. Mix with a rubber spatula until well combined.

Assembling the Bars

  • Add 2/3 of the dough into the baking pan. Smooth it with spatula or the back of a spoon, to create an even, flat layer; set remainder aside. Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Once baked, sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the crust. Then, pour the caramel sauce on top.
  • Evenly crumble the remaining oatmeal dough over the top.
  • Return to the oven and bake for another 15-19 minutes or until the edges are slightly browned and the caramel is set. It will still have a little jiggle to it but the caramel will set after cooling.
  • Allow bars to cool completely before cutting. You can do this by leaving them on the counter for a few hours or cooling them in the fridge.
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