Oatmeal carmelitas are soft & chewy oatmeals bars filled with a gooey caramel filling and oozing chocolate. These bars are seriously so irresistible & perfect for sharing!
I can still remember making these for the first time I made them for my husband. Seeing how fast he finished off the entire batch was the best feeling. This is saying a lot since he is not usually a fan of oat bars.
There are a few separate layers that come together fairly easily. The crust and topping are made with the same mixture. It’s a buttery, soft and chewy oatmeal and flour mixture.
The gooey filling is melted caramel & heavy cream — it takes a bit of time to unwrap 30+ caramels or just use these (affiliate link —>) caramel bits which will save you about 2.5 minutes 🙂
Once it cools, pour over the layer of chocolate chips, and crumble the reserved oatmeal mixture over the top.
These bars are rich, decadent and loaded with an intense caramel flavor. They’re full of texture and the perfect cure for those times you just need that extra special dessert.
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