Carmelitas

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We are SO close to the holiday season. Halloween, Thanksgiving, and my favorite… Christmas! Like a previous commenter wrote, are you ready for my 12 days of cookies? Too bad we still have to wait three more months for that. Don’t worry, I have plenty of posts in between to keep you occupied until then.

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Right now, I’m loving my little “study” dates with my DB. He always has a ton of schoolwork to do and I always have blogging to catch up on, so we make it a point at least once a week to go to a coffee shop and crank it out. Right now, we’re at Panera with my drink of choice in hand: an iced chai tea latte with a hefty sprinkle of cinnamon on top.

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These bars are the kind of dessert that you bring to an event when you want to make friends. Everyone will come asking for the recipe. Take my word on it. How can you not love something with caramel oozing out of the sides? Oh lordy.

I brought these into work and they were gone within seconds. Have I told you how my coworkers (and Boalt law students) are my greatest testers? They get everything straight from the kitchen. Thanks for being such great sports, guys! They try everything I bake, no questions asked, and that’s why I love them. Recipe from Lu Lu the Baker.

Carmelitas

Ingredients

  • 32 caramel squares, unwrapped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a saucepan over low heat, melt together the caramels and heavy cream. Stir until completely smooth and set aside.
  3. In another bowl, combine melted butter, brown sugar, flour, oats, and baking soda. Take half of this mixture and press into the bottom of an 8x8 pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove pan from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the crust. Carefully pour the caramel mixture over the chocolate chips. Crumble remaining oatmeal mixture over caramel.
  5. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, until the edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting.
http://lovintheoven.com/2012/09/carmelitas.html

Comments

  1. says

    My mouth is watering just by looking at those wonderful pictures! I can’t wait to try this out and taste the delectable caramel :) Thanks for the post!

  2. Anonymous says

    These look soooo good. First I have to go buy some caramel squares. Are these the same caramel candy squares I would find in my Halloween bag when I was a little kid???

  3. Tiffany Rodi says

    I made these for my daughter’s teacher for her birthday. Everyone loved them! My husband ate all I had leftover. Thanks for the great recipe!

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