The Best Carmelitas Recipe

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Carmelitas are decadent treats with smooth caramel, crunchy nuts, and chocolate between two layers of buttery oatmeal crust!


– 2 cups (240g) all-purpose flour – 1 & 1/2 cups (120g) quick-cooking oats – 1 cup (200g) firmly packed light brown sugar – 1 teaspoon baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon salt – 1 cup (226g) unsalted butter, softened – 20 ounces (567g) soft caramels – 1/2 cup (118ml) heavy cream – 1 cup (170g) semisweet chocolate chips – 1 cup (120g) chopped nuts (like pecans or walnuts)

Heat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9" x 13" x 2" pan. The pan can be lined with parchment paper first.

Step 1 


Mix flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Add butter and mix slowly until combined. (The loose mixture should hold together when pinched.)

Step 2

Press half the flour mixture into the pan bottom. Bake 10 minutes. Put caramels and cream in a heavy saucepan.

Step 3

Stir frequently over medium-low heat until caramels melt and mixture is smooth.

Step 4

Pour caramel mixture over partially baked crust and spread evenly. Cool the caramel for 5–10 minutes to thicken.

Step 5

Cover caramel with chocolate chips and nuts. Sprinkle the remaining crust mixture on top.

Step 6

The top should be golden brown after 20–25 minutes. Cut into bars after cooling on a wire rack in the pan.

Step 7

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