Oatmeal Carmelitas

A chewy chocolate filling rests on an oatmeal-brown sugar crust in these winning bars.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 2 hr 55 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 36

Ingredients

Crust

2
cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose or Unbleached Flour
2
cups quick-cooking rolled oats
1 1/2
cups firmly packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1 1/4
cups margarine or butter, softened

Filling

1
(12.5-oz.) jar (1 cup) caramel ice cream topping
3
tablespoons Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose or Unbleached Flour
1
(6-oz.) pkg. (1 cup) semisweet chocolate chips
1/2
cup chopped nuts
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch pan. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In large bowl, combine all crust ingredients; mix at low speed until crumbly. Reserve half of crumb mixture (about 3 cups) for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture in bottom of greased pan. Bake at 350°F. for 10 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine caramel topping and 3 tablespoons flour; blend well.
  • 3 Remove partially baked crust from oven; sprinkle with chocolate chips and nuts. Drizzle evenly with caramel mixture; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
  • 4 Return to oven; bake an additional 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours or until filling is set. Cut into bars.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Bar
    Calories
    200
    (
    Calories from Fat
    80),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    9g
    9%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    180mg
    180%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    28g
    28%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    17g
    17%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    6%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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