I hope, hope, hope that Heidi Cole doesn't get mad at me for sharing this recipe. It's in her Cole family cookbook she lent to me. I'm just telling you now, DON'T make these. They are of the devil. Well, OK, make them, cut yourself a 1/4 inch square and quickly give the rest away to unsuspecting neighbors. They are like crack I tell you. Crack!
Carmelitas - Heidi Cole
1 jar Mrs. Richardson's Butterscotch Caramel sauce (or other caramel topping)
1 tablespoon flour
2 cups flour
2 cups oatmeal
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups softened butter
2 cups chocolate chips - The recipe call for semi sweet. I used milk chocolate.
Seriously! Look at those ingredients. How could you possible go wrong with Mrs. Richardson's sauce and 3 sticks of butter!
Mix together caramel sauce and flour, set aside. Combine all other ingredients, except chocolate chips. Press half of this mixture in the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle with chocolate chips then pour caramel mixture over the chips and sprinkle the other half of the dough mixture on the caramel. Bake 15 to 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool 1 to 2 hours and cut into bars.
We let ours sit overnight. Well, ok I snuck one around 10PM. Then again at 8AM and I think they are even better the next day. Also, don't go looking at Walmart for Mrs. Richardson's. They don't carry it.
Really - don't make these!