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Carmelitas Cookie Bars

These Carmelitas Cookie Bars have 3 layers of goodness with an oatmeal base, a layer of caramel, and a generous sprinkling of chocolate chips. They’re the perfect carmelitas recipe for any lover of caramel chocolate chip cookie bars.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword carmelitas, cookie bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16 2x2 squares
Calories 333kcal
Author Rachel


Oatmeal Cookie Bars

  • ¾ cup Butter softened
  • ¾ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Caramel Sauce

  • 1 ½ cup Caramel Nibs
  • cup Whipping Cream
  • 6 oz chocolate chips any variety you prefer


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, flour, oats, and baking soda. Press half of the oatmeal mixture into the bottom of an 8x8 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. 
  • In a small saucepan over low heat, add the caramel bits and whipping cream. Stir until smooth. Sauce will thicken as it cools so I recommend waiting a maximum of only 1-2 minutes before pouring over the oatmeal crust that was pulled out of the oven. 
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips over the caramel and oatmeal crust. Crumble remaining oatmeal mixture over the pan. Return to oven at 350 and bake for 15-18 minutes or until the edges crisp. I usually see the caramel bubble up on the outside. Allow the cookie bars to completely cool before cutting and serving.



Serving: 50g | Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Fat: 12.8g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 320mg | Potassium: 114mg | Sugar: 12g | Calcium: 600mg | Iron: 0.2mg