Saturday, October 1, 2011

OCTOBER CARMELITAS!

HAPPY OCTOBER! DOESN'T OCTOBER JUST SCREAM CARAMEL??? ALONG WITH AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER....WELL, YOU GET THE IDEA!!!!! HAVE YOU TRIED CARMELITAS YET? MMMMMMM!!! ADD THEM TO YOUR OCTOBER BAKING LIST! ♥

Oatmeal Carmelitas...adapted from MY FRIEND LIZ AND a Pillsbury Bake Off recipe2 cups flour
2 cups quick cooking rolled oats

1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking sod
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1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, melted
14 ounce package of light caramels, unwrapped
1/3 cup half and half
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 cup chopped pecans (optional)


Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Grease 9 x 13 inch pan.
In large bowl, combine flour, oatmeal, sugar, soda and salt. Stir to blend. Add melted butter and mix till well combined. Reserve half the crumbs, about 3 cups. Press remaining crumbs into bottom of pan.

In a small microwave safe bowl, combine caramels and half and half. Heat for 4-6 minutes on half power, stirring a couple times during the melting process, until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth.
Sprinkle crust with chocolate chips (and pecans if using). Drizzle with melted caramel mixture and top with reserved crumbs.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or till golden brown. Cool at least one hour before cutting.

5 comments:

Paige @ The Crunchy Mamacita said...

Yummy, looks great! Stopping by from Something Swanky, I'm your newest follower. I hope you'll stop by my blog at thecrunchymamacita.blogspot.com and follow back :)

ryobious said...

These look delicious! Found you on Something Swanky's blog list. I'm your newest follower!

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DANIELLE-HUGS and COOKIES XOXO said...

WELCOME AND THANKS 4 FOLLOWING!!

Bridget Dalton said...

Danielle..These look and sound marvelous. I have all of the ingredients except the half and half and caramels. I will definitely add the pecans! Off I go to WallyWorld for caramels and 1/2 & 1/2!

DANIELLE said...

I THINK I WILL BE MAKING THEM TOMORROW TOO!!!! ENJOY!!!!

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