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Easy Salted Carmelitas

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 16
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We all love the original Oatmeal Carmelitas (a favorite from the 1967 Pillsbury Bake-Off®), so we hacked the recipe with ready-to bake dough to create these irresistible oatmeal cookie bars filled with gooey salted caramel and studded with chocolate. MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

2
rolls (16.5 oz each) Pillsbury™ refrigerated chocolate chip cookies
1
cup old-fashioned oats
2/3
cup salted caramel topping
1/3
cup all-purpose flour
3/4
cup chopped pecans
1/2
cup semisweet chocolate chips
Coarse sea salt, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 9-inch square pan with cooking spray, or line with nonstick foil. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in oats. Reserve 1 1/2 cups dough in small bowl for topping; set aside. Press remaining dough evenly in pan. Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 2
    In small bowl, mix caramel topping and flour until well blended. Using spoon, drizzle evenly over bars to within 1/2 inch of pan edges.
  • 3
    Mix pecans into reserved dough. Crumble evenly over caramel. Bake 25 to 28 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • 4
    In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips uncovered on High 45 seconds to 1 minute, stirring until melted. Place in small resealable food-storage plastic bag; cut off small corner of bag, and squeeze to drizzle over bars. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  • 5
    For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store tightly covered at room temperature.

Expert Tips

To remove and cut bars easily, line pan with foil, leaving about 2 inches of foil hanging over edges of pan. After baking and cooling, lift by edges of foil to remove bars.

You can refrigerate the bars to set up the drizzled chocolate quicker.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
400
Calories from Fat
170
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
28%
Saturated Fat
7g
34%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
220mg
9%
Potassium
60mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
55g
18%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
32g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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