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Gooey Carmelitas
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Gooey Caramelitas

Ooey, gooey deliciousness in bars loaded with chocolate, oats and caramel with an oatmeal cookie crust!
Cook Time25 mins
Servings: 12
Author: Kim Lange

Ingredients

  • 32 caramel squares unwrapped
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup Marzetti's Old Fashioned Light Caramel Dip or any caramel dip will do. dip optional - for gooey-er
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Spray an 8x8 pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
  • Combine caramels and heavy cream in a small saucepan over low heat and stir until completely melted and smooth. If you opt for gooey-er - add 1/3 to 1/2 cup caramel sauce to the caramel mixture, stir in and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine melted butter, brown sugar, flour, oats, and baking soda.
  • Place half of the oatmeal mixture into the bottom of the baking pan and pat down.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Remove pan from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over cookie crust.
  • Pour caramel mixture over chocolate chips.
  • Crumble remaining oatmeal mixture over caramel and return to oven and bake an additional 15-20 minutes, until the edges are lightly browned.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting.
  • Ooey Gooey Deliciousness!!