Carmelitas, an indulgent delight in the realm of gourmet treats, are a decadent fusion of flavors that beckon to those with a sweet tooth. These luscious bars boast layers of rich, buttery caramel sandwiched between oats, chocolate, and a crumbly, yet oh-so-satisfying crust.
What makes Carmelitas stand out in the realm of sweet confections is their perfect harmony of textures and tastes. The buttery oat crust provides a delightful contrast to the smooth, gooey caramel, while the chocolate adds a touch of richness that elevates the overall experience. Whether served as a dessert or a midday pick-me-up, these indulgent bars have a way of captivating taste buds and igniting a love affair with caramel.
The secret to the allure of Carmelitas lies not just in the sumptuous combination of ingredients but in the care taken in their assembly. Crafted with precision and baked to golden perfection, each layer plays its part in creating a sensory symphony that tantalizes the palate. The allure of these treats is not solely their taste but the emotions and memories they invoke – they’re a luxurious escape into a world of exquisite sweetness.
Embracing the richness of caramel, the crunch of oats, and the decadence of chocolate, Carmelitas aren’t merely a dessert; they’re an experience to be savored. Whether shared among friends or enjoyed in solitary indulgence, these gourmet delights promise a journey of pure, unadulterated bliss in every bite.
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 unwrapped caramels (Kraft brand recommended)
- ½ cup heavy cream
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil sprayed with nonstick spray.
- In a medium bowl, mix the flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, melted butter, and vanilla extract using a fork until a crumbly texture forms.
- Press slightly more than half of the oat mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes until lightly golden.
- While the base bakes, make 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.
- Remove the baked oat base from the oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips.
- Pour the warm caramel sauce evenly over the chocolate chips.
- Crumble the remaining oat mixture over the caramel layer.
- Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the caramel is bubbly.
- Cool the bars completely before cutting. For a quicker cooling process, place the pan in the fridge.
Conclusion: Savor the delightful blend of caramel, chocolate, and buttery oats in every bite of our Carmelita Bliss Bars. These bars offer more than just a sweet treat; they provide a moment of pure bliss. Share these irresistible Carmelita Bliss Bars with your loved ones for a delightful caramel-infused experience!