5.15.2017

Carmelitas {Chocolate Chip Caramel Cookie Bars}

Did you know that today, May 15th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day?
In honor of that, the past few years, I have shared some of my favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie recipes. 
Today, I wanted to share my very favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar recipe, called Carmelitas.....
They are loaded with oatmeal, brown sugar, caramel & lots of chocolate chips.

Here is what you need:

For the Crust:
2 cups flour
2 cups Quaker oats
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup butter, melted

For the Topping:
1 package chocolate chips (I like milk chocolate, you can use semi sweet)
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (I use pecans)
1 cup caramel topping


Add oatmeal, flour, brown sugar, baking soda & salt  in a bowl.

Pour in the 1 cup (2 sticks) of melted butter:

Stir until all the ingredients are coated & mixed together:

Press 3/4 of the mixture into the bottom of a 9X13 pan:


Luke likes to help me make these. One of his rescue bots guys was checking out our work :)

Bake the crust at 350 for 7-8 minutes & remove from oven. The crust should be light brown:

While the crust is baking, get your topping ingredients ready:

Sprinkle with chocolate chips and nuts:

Drizzle about 1 cup of caramel over chocolate chips and nuts:

Sprinkle with remaining crumbs of crust mixture.

Then, I drizzle more caramel over the top:

Bake 15-20 minutes at 350, until golden brown.

After you take these out of the oven, have them cool on the counter for a few minutes and then chill in a refrigerator for 2 hours.
 Then, cut into bars & serve!

Some of my friends have referred to these Carmelitas as "Chocolate Chip Caramel Crack Bars"
 They are SOOOO good and SOOO addicting!
* If you don't like pecans/nuts then you don't have to use them for this recipe, you can omit them*

 One reason I love making these is because they are delicious AND they are perfect to serve at parties or bring to an event!

I hope you love these as much as we do.

If you want to make other types of Chocolate Chips Cookies in honor of Chocolate Chip Cookie day , here are some of our favorites:


And, my very favorite cookie....Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies
 Happy Monday & Happy Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!

6 comments:

  1. Your Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies & Tripe Chocolate Chip cookies are two of my family's very favorite cookies, so I trust your cookie recipes....cant wait to try these bars!

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  2. Oh my heart!! These look scrumptious!

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  3. These cookies look delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Oh my! These sound delicious! I'm always looking for new treats to take to events and these would be perfect. Can't wait to try them.

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  5. These look so good! I would probably sub the nuts though with crumbled pretzels!

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  6. These look so good! I would probably sub the nuts though with crumbled pretzels!

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