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Caramelitas

To round out a great Mexican meal, I serve these. The chewy bars have a tasty oatmeal crust that's covered with gooey caramel ice cream topping, chocolate chips and walnuts.—Rhonda McKee, Greensburg, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 jar (12-1/4 ounces) caramel ice cream topping
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda and salt. Stir in butter and mix well.
  • Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until set. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  • Combine caramel topping and remaining flour until blended; drizzle over chips. Sprinkle with nuts. Bake 20-22 minutes longer or until bubbly. Cool completely; cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 130 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 109mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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