Oatmeal Carmelitas



2 cups uncooked oatmeal (not instant)

2 cups flour

1½ cups brown sugar

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted

12 oz package semi sweet chocolate chips

1 bag caramels (I used Kroger brand once which contained 11 oz,  and Kraft another time with 14 oz, it doesn’t seem to matter), unwrapped

1/3 cup half&half

1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray a 9 x 13 inch pan with cooking spray.

In a large bowl combine oatmeal, flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.

Mix in melted butter.

Melt caramels and half& half on the stove top or in a microwave. It took about 3 minutes in the microwave, stirring after each minute.

Put half over the oatmeal batter in the 9 x 13 pan and press with your hands to cover the bottom of the pan.

Top with chocolate chips, nuts, and melted caramel.

Crumble the remaining batter over the top. (The recipes said to spread, but don’t worry about it – a crumble works fine.)

Bake for 30 minutes or until a light golden brown.

Cool before slicing, or at least try to! 

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