OVEN 350 DEGREES ABOUT 24 BARS
In large mixer bowl, combine flour, rolled oats, brown sugar,
soda, salt and melted butter, Blend well at low speed to form
crumbs. Press half of crumbs into bottom of 11x7 inch pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven. Sprinkle with chocolate pieces and
pecans. Blend caramel topping and flour; pour caramel
mixture back and forth over chocolate and pecans to cover.
Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Bake 15 to 20
minutes longer or until golden brown. Chill 1 to 2 hours. Cut
into bars. Tip: Carmalitas may be baked in 9-inch square
pan as directed above.
NOTE: May leave out nuts if desired. Also, butterscotch
topping can be substituted for the caramel topping for a
slightly different flavour.