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Oatmeal Carmelitas

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  28 reviews
  • 30 min prep time
  • 2 hr 55 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 36 servings
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A chewy chocolate filling rests on an oatmeal-brown sugar crust in these winning bars.

Bake-Off® Contest 18, 1967
Erlyce Larson
Kennedy, Minnesota

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

Steps

  • 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.
  • 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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