Make a batch of Carmelitas to send back to school and your college student will be singing your praises after a few weeks of college food. Yummy caramel with chocolate chips and some oatmeal to hold it all together, and of course some browned butter.
Prep Time: 20minutes
Cook Time: 30minutes
1cupold fashioned rolled oats
½cupmilk choc chip
½cupsemi sweet chocolate chips
coarse sea salt
32caramel squares(unwrapped (11 ounce bag))
Preheat oven to 350º. Place parchment paper in bottom of an 8x8 pan.
In a microwave bowl, heat butter until melted, or brown the butter by cooking on the stove for 3-5 minutes until it is brown. Cool for a few minutes if you have browned the butter and add vanilla.
Mix together the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda and salt and pour the butter over the dry mixture, stirring with a fork until mixed.
Divide the cookie mixture in half and place half of the mixture in the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
While baking, combine the caramels and heavy cream and microwave until melted stirring at 30 second intervals for about 2 minutes.
Remove pan from the oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the crust. Pour caramel mixture over the chocolate chips and sprinkle with about ½ teaspoon of sea salt and crumble remaining cookie dough on top.
Return to oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until the edges are lightly brown.
Once removed from the oven allow them to come to room temperature and then refrigerate for a couple of hours. Cut into small squares.