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Catholic Recipe: Oatmeal Carmelite Bars

    INGREDIENTS

  • 44 candy caramels
  • 7 TBS cream
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1-1/2 cups butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup pecans (or walnuts), chopped (optional)
  • Details

  • Serves: 12
  • Yield: 9x13 pan
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Difficulty:
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: n/a
  • Origin: USA

These oatmeal bars have a pecan and oatmeal crust and filled with a caramel. A delight to eat and easy to make.

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a 9x13" pan with oil.

Melt caramels in cream in top pan of a double boiler. Cool slightly. Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips and pecans in a large bowl. Press half of the crumbs into the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Bake for 10 minutes.

Remove from oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips and pecans. Spread carefully with caramel mixture. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Bake 15 to 20 longer or until golden brown. Chill 1 to 2 hours. Cut into bars.

NOTE 3/4 cup caramel ice cream topping and 3 tablespoons flour can be substituted for the first two ingredients of this recipe.

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