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Easy Salted Carmelitas

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 16

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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