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Oatmeal Carmelitas

Oatmeal Carmelitas
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 55 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 36
A chewy chocolate filling rests on an oatmeal-brown sugar crust in these winning bars.
Updated December 2, 2005
Bake-Off® Contest 18, 1967
Bake-Off® Contest 18, 1967
Erlyce Larson
Kennedy, Minnesota

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

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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
200
Calories from Fat
80
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
180mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
17g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
6%
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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