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squares of carmelitas on white board


Carmelitas, an oatmeal cookie base layered with chocolate chips and soft caramel then topped off with more oatmeal cookie! So addicting!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Cool Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 bars
Calories 174 kcal


For the Oatmeal Cookie Bar

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 9 tablespoons salted butter partially melted

For the filling

  • 11 oz package Kraft caramels 38 pieces unwrapped
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips I used semi-sweet


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper then spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine all ingredients for the oatmeal cookie bars until large crumbles form. Press half of the dough into the prepared pan. Bake 10 minutes.
  • While baking, prepare the caramel filling. Unwrap the caramels into a microwave-safe bowl along with the heavy cream. Microwave, stirring in 30-second intervals until completely melted and smooth.
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips over the baked oatmeal cookie base, then top with melted caramel mixture. Top with the remaining oatmeal cookie mixture, gently press down into the caramel.*
  • Bake 18-20 minutes. Cool to room temperature then cover and refrigerate to help the caramel set. After about an hour, cut into squares and enjoy!


*This dough does not have to be like the base, you simply crumble it over top and it will bake together.


Calories: 174kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 172mgPotassium: 64mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 208IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 1mg
Keyword carmelitas
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