Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wordfull Wednesday| A recipe

Ooey, gooey, decadent, delicious, choclately goodness!
My all time favorite sweet treat in this world...
The Carmelita

See, a Carmelita is not your ordinary, run-of-the-mill treat. Rather, it is like a buttery oatmeal cookie that swallowed a caramel-filled chocolate bar and then got bibitty-bobitty-booed by the dessert fairy godmother and received an extra dose of deliciousness. I swear, once you taste one you will be telling me that 'its the most wonderful thing ever.' I'm not exaggerating! I tasted my first Carmelita as a child. My grandmother makes them every year for Christmas Eve. My entire family raves about these bad boys. She has to make pans  & pans of them so that everyone can take some home with them too! She individually wraps them up in plastic wrap so you can grab a treat any time of the day! Its seriously the perfect dessert. Sprinkle some sea salt on top & baaaam its like obviously the most perfect creation!

32 unwrapped Carmel squares
1/2 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

Combine caramels and cream in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until completely smooth; set aside. In a separate bowl, combine melted butter, brown sugar, flour, oats, and baking soda. Pat half of the oatmeal mixture into the bottom of an 8x8" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over crust. Pour caramel mixture over chocolate chips. Crumble remaining oatmeal mixture over caramel. Return to oven and bake an additional 15-20 minutes, until the edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting.
*A stint in the fridge will help them cool off if you're pinched for time. They shouldn't be served cold, but all of that molten caramel takes a long time to cool down. They should be stored and served at room temperature.
**To make a 9x13" version, simply double the amounts

Alright, I'm serious make them & you won't be disappointed! In fact, I know your family will be asking for more! I do not make them too often because I will eat the entire pan myself! There simple to make GF too (if you can handle oats), Substitute the flour & waalah!

Enjoy this deliciousness,


  1. This looks absolutely divine! I will definitely be making it for my family. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I can't wait to hear what your family thinks about them! They are soo absolutely devine & thats an understanatment!!! Report back to me with details (: