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Oatmeal Carmelita Bars Recipe

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This recipe for Oatmeal Carmelita Bars, by , is from The Jones Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Kaare Hegseth
Added: Sunday, September 4, 2005


50 light-colored caramels
5 tbsp. light cream or evaporated milk
1 c. flour
1 c. oatmeal
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 c. melted butter
1 c. milk chocolate chips
1/2 c. walnuts or pecans (optional)

Melt caramels and light cream or evaporated milk in double boiler and cool slightly.

Combine remainder of ingredients until butter is dissolved and mixture is crumbly. Press half of the crumbs in 9X13" pan. Bake for 10 minutes at 350. Remove and sprinkle with milk chocolate chips and if desired walnuts or pecans. Cover with caramel mixture, spreading carefully. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool slightly. Cut while warm.




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