1 cup flour plus 3 tablespoons

1 cup quick cooking oats

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

12 tablespoons butter, melted

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. baking soda

6 oz. milk chocolate chips

1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans

3/4 cup butterscotch topping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×13 inch pan with foil.

Mix together 1 cup flour, oats, sugar, butter, salt and baking soda. Pat half of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan; it will be a very thin layer. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Sprinkle with the chocolate chips and nuts. Mix the butterscotch topping and the remaining flour and warm slightly over low heat. Drizzle over the top of the nuts and chocolate. Cover with remaining  oat/nut mixture. Bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely and cut into bars.

14 thoughts on “Carmelitas

  1. This sounds a little like what we call flapjack… could I miss out the baking soda – I’, very sensitive to it. I love the idea of the butterscotch topping… my husband would be in heaven!

  2. A few years ago, my Texan sous chef introduced me to Carmelitas and they were an instant hit! My recipe also calls for coconut flakes – not a Texan ingredient…who knows? My question is: do you really make all this on a daily basis or are you using archival material?

    • At the beginning it was things I have archived from a while back before I started a blog. I had been saving everything I made for the past 2 years. I had to play catch up:) Now for the past 2 weeks these are my daily creations.

  3. Oh, these look like the perfect diet killers. And worth each and every calorie. Thank you so much for liking my artichoke post, by the way. It’s most appreciated.

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