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Monday, January 23, 2012

Sorry, it's been awhile since I posted a recipe.  With the craziness of the holidays I just was tired of baking!  But I promise you this recipe is worth the wait!  It's soooo simple, and sooooo yummy I predict you'll be making this one over ad over again!  Enjoy

Carmelita Bars
Ingredients
o   2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
o   2 ½ cups oats ( quick or rolled)
o   2 cups brown sugar
o   1 ¼  teaspoon baking soda
o   1 teaspoon salt
o   1 teaspoon vanilla
o   1 1/2 cups butter ( melted)
o   12 ounces chocolate chips ( semi-sweet, milk, or a mix of both)
o   1 (12 ounce) jar caramel ice cream topping
Directions
Mix flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, and melted butter.

Press half the mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 glass pan (coated with nonstick cooking spray).  Bake for 17 minutes at 325 degrees.

Remove from the oven and cover equally with chocolate chips and caramel topping. Crumble the rest of the oat mixture over the top and bake for another 20 minutes at 325 degrees or until top crust is lightly browned.

Cool for at least 3 hours before cutting.  Makes 24 squares.  Store in airtight container.