The Best Carmelitas Recipe

Have you ever had carmelitas before? Picture the perfect combination of chocolate, caramel, oats, and toffee bits in a soft, gooey bar…

This carmelitas recipe is pretty much a heavenly dessert and a definite crowd pleaser.

The Best Carmelitas Recipe featured by Utah lifestyle blog, By Jen Rose

This carmelitas recipe is one of my favorites, if not my favorite, go-to recipe.
It’s so easy and it’s so good I never have any leftovers.
I begged my aunt to give it to me a few years ago and I make it a little too often!
On top of my obsession with this dessert is my almost equal obsession with cake stands.

The Best Carmelitas Recipe featured by Utah lifestyle blog, By Jen Rose

The Best Carmelitas Recipe

 

6 light caramels

4 T milk, light cream or evaporated milk {I’ve always used milk}

1 cup flour

1 cup quick oats

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 t baking soda

1/4 t salt

1/2 cup melted butter

1 cup chocolate chips {Guittard are amazing, the bigger chocolate chip for me the better}

1/2 cup chopped pecans {I use about 1/4 cup Heath Toffee Bits}

 

Preheat your oven to 350.

Melt caramels with milk in microwave stirring every minute until melted. Set them aside.

Combine all dry ingredients except chocolate chips and pecans {toffee bits}.

Stir in melted butter until mixed.

Press half of crumbs into 7 x 11 pan.

Bake for 10 minutes.

**Here’s where I switch it up a bit. Since they have been such a crowd pleaser, I make a 9 x 13 and just add a touch more to every ingredient. I use about 3/4 crumbs for the bottom.**

Remove from oven, sprinkle chocolate chips & pecans or toffee bits. I like there to be a full layer of chocolate chips. I usually can barely see any crust, if that’s more than a cup, that’s ok.

Slowly pour caramel evenly over the top.

Chocolate, caramel, toffee…it’s pretty much the best combo!

Sprinkle remaining crumbs on top and bake for 15-20 minutes longer.

Let it sit for a bit to cool down and then you won’t have chocolate and caramel drizzling everywhere.

Cut into smaller bars, they will go fast! I love bite sizes for larger events. I have had carmelitas requested at every family event for years now.

The Best Carmelitas Recipe featured by Utah lifestyle blog, By Jen Rose

Chocolate, caramel, toffee…it’s pretty much the best combo!

The Best Carmelitas Recipe featured by Utah lifestyle blog, By Jen Rose
The Best Carmelitas Recipe featured by Utah lifestyle blog, By Jen Rose
The Best Carmelitas Recipe featured by Utah lifestyle blog, By Jen Rose

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  1. This looks sooooo good, and great photography!

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