CARMELITAS: A Gourmet Caramel Delight

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Embark on a heavenly journey of sweet indulgence with our Carmelita Bliss Bars. These delightful treats are a caramel lover’s dream come true, featuring a tantalizing combination of soft, gooey caramel and velvety chocolate nestled between layers of buttery oatmeal crumbs. With every bite, experience the perfect harmony of flavors and textures that will transport you to dessert paradise.

Ingredients:

For the Cookie Base:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

For the Caramel Sauce:

  • 36 caramels, unwrapped (Kraft brand recommended)
  • ½ cup heavy cream

Method:

Cookie Base:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil sprayed with nonstick spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Mix using a fork until a crumbly texture forms.
  3. Press slightly more than half of the oat mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes until lightly golden.

Caramel Sauce:

  1. While the base bakes, prepare the caramel sauce. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the unwrapped caramels and heavy cream. Microwave in 60-second intervals, stirring well after each, until the caramels are fully melted and the sauce is smooth. Use a whisk for a silky caramel texture.

Assembly:

  1. Remove the baked oat base from the oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  2. Pour the warm caramel sauce evenly over the chocolate chips.
  3. Crumble the remaining oat mixture over the caramel layer.
  4. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the top is golden brown and caramel is bubbly.
  5. Cool the bars completely before cutting. For a quicker cooling process, place the pan in the fridge.

Conclusion:

In every bite of our Carmelita Bliss Bars, savor the heavenly blend of caramel, chocolate, and buttery oat goodness. These bars are not just a dessert; they’re a sweet escape, a moment of pure bliss. Treat yourself and your loved ones to the irresistible charm of Carmelita Bliss Bars – your ticket to a world of caramel-infused delight!

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