If you are looking for a tasty cookie bar, this recipe for amazing caramelita bars is one you need to try. These gooey bars are the perfect combination of chocolate and caramel surrounded with a chewy oatmeal cookie base.
You can use wrapped caramel or caramel bits to make these amazing caramelita bars. You can even use jarred caramel sauce. If you opt for the jarred caramel sauce you will not need the heavy whipping cream. If you opt for this option, pick a caramel sauce on the thicker side. I would recommend something like Smucker’s salted caramel sauce.
Now for the caramels, I actually used some caramels that I had purchased from Costco and are more like a homemade caramel. They are Mrs. Call’s sea salt caramels. I used my scale to weigh out the caramels to be around 11 oz. I ended up using 24 caramels.
To make this you start by creaming some butter with some sugar and brown sugar. Once that is combined, you beat in some eggs and vanilla. Next comes some baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and flour. Last, you mix in the quick oats. Take this cookie mixture and press 2/3 of it into a 9×13 baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Then you bake this at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Now comes the caramel.
While that bakes you are going to unwrap the caramels if that is what you are using. Next, you melt those unwrapped caramels or caramel bits in a sauce pan along with some whipping cream. Then once that cookie base has finished baking for the 10 minutes, you will pour the caramel on it. Now comes the chocolate chips, just sprinkle them over the caramel layer.
Last thing to do is take bits of that remaining cookie dough and flatten eat piece and lay over the caramel/ chocolate layer. It’s kind of like layering cookie dough shingles on there. A little caramel or chocolate peaking through the pieces is ok, but you want the majority of it to be covered. Then bake it at 350 for 24-28 minutes until golden brown. Cool completely and cut into bars. These will not disappoint!
- BROWN SUGAR
- BAKING SODA
- GROUND CINNAMON
- QUICK COOKING OATS
- HEAVY WHIPPING CREAM
- SEMI-SWEET CHOCOLATE CHIPS
This recipe is adapted from Crazy for Crust.