Right now, for this moment, this is my favorite dessert in the world!
These succulent caramel, chewy, chocolate chip, oatmeal crumble coated bars easily get me weak in the knees. So much so that I had to share them with you! Here’s the recipe for Carmelita Bars.
1 cup caramel
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
3/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
10 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup pecans, roughly chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 X 12 inch metal pan with cooking spray.
Combine caramel and heavy cream in a saucepan, cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the caramel has melted, let cool.
In a food processor add the oats, flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt together and pulse on low-speed. Slowly adding in the butter until mixture resembles a coarse meal.
Begin layering the bottom of the pan with your oats crumb mixture, reserve 1/2 cup for final layer. Bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove and add the next layer of chocolate chips and pecans then drizzle with caramel. To finish add the last layer of the remaining oat crumb mixture.
Bake in the oven until a golden in color, approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool completely prior to cutting into desired squares.
These are absolutely scrumptious and my most beloved dessert, that is, until something else comes along and rocks my world!