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Oatmeal Carmelitas Recipe

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This recipe for Oatmeal Carmelitas, by , is from Cooking With The POLK Girls, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Debbie Maschke
Added: Saturday, January 19, 2008


2 C. flour
2 C. quick cooking oats
1-1/2 C. brown sugar
1-1/4 C. butter
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
12.25 oz. Smuckers caramel sauce
3 Tbsp. flour
1 C. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350. Grease 9" x 13" pan.
Combine all base ingredients. Reserve 3 C. of crumb mixture for topping. Press remaining crumbs in bottom of pan to form crust. Bake for 10 minutes.
In a bowl, stir together caramel and flour, set aside.
Pour chocolate chips over partially baked crust and drizzle with caramel mixture, sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool completely. about 1 hour; on cooling rack and then refrigerate for 1-2 hours in the refrigerator before cutting into bars.
Store in tightly covered container.

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Number Of Servings:
36 bars




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