Oatmeal Carmelitas

Oatmeal Carmelitas

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 2

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 2

    cups uncooked quick-cooking oats

  • cups firmly packed light brown sugar

  • 1

    teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    cup butter, melted

  • 1

    (12-oz.) package semisweet chocolate morsels

  • ½

    cup chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted (optional)

  • 1

    (14-oz.) package caramels

  • cup half-and-half

Directions

1. Stir together first 5 ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add butter, stirring until mixture is crumbly. Reserve half of mixture (about 2 3/4 cups). Press remaining half of mixture into bottom of a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch pan. Sprinkle evenly with chocolate morsels, and, if desired, pecans. 2. Microwave caramels and half-and-half in a microwave-safe bowl at MEDIUM (50% power) 3 minutes. Stir and microwave at MEDIUM 1 to 3 more minutes or until mixture is smooth. Let stand 1 minute. Pour evenly over chocolate morsels. Sprinkle evenly with reserved crumb mixture. 3. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.


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