These Oatmeal Carmelite Bars are AMAZING!!!
Gather all your ingredients & baking items, and let’s get started !
Put dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Prepare to melt the 3 sticks of butter.
Pour the melted butter into the dry ingredients bowl and mix with a fork until crumbly.
After the mixture is combined and crumbly, divide in half (slightly over half, preferably). The larger of the two sides will be used as the base.
Press the larger portion of your mix into the bottom of a 13 x 9 pan. Put in your preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.
Straight out of the oven, top with a bag of milk chocolate chips.
Drizzle a jar of Mrs. Richardson’s Butterscotch Caramel Topping on top of the milk chocolate chips.
Crumble the other half of your oatmeal mix on top of the caramel sauce.
This is how your dessert will look before going into the oven. Bake for another 10-12 minutes.
Straight out of the oven, and ready to set up for several hours or overnight.
Oatmeal Carmelite Bars are cut, ready to serve and devour
There is no other dessert more requested than my Oatmeal Carmelite Bars. In fact, when one of my daughters birthdays roll around, I always let them choose what cake or dessert they would like me to make for our family to celebrate. Four out of five times, these Oatmeal Carmelite bars are the request. My husband also generally puts his order in for these little delights. And for good reason. They are sinfully sweet! I have to admit, I have passed this recipe out to more people than any other recipe that I make. I am sure some of you already have it, as I have made it on Snapchat, as well as posted it on Instagram in the past.
I have made these delightful bars enough to know some little tricks to make the experience of eating these a little more rewarding. Let’s face it, eating dessert does set off a reward circuit in our brain. It’s called pleasure. We won’t get into the other things that tap into the same reward circuit. We’ll save those for a Wednesday Wine Down post, if you know what I mean. I will say however, some folks have renamed these bars ‘Better than Sex Bars’. I’ll let you be the judge of that. I’m not chiming in on that one. When making these bars, it is important to plan ahead. Me, plan ahead? No, that couldn’t happen! These little ooey-gooey treasures take many hours to set up. Make them in the evening, let them cool a while in the pan, then cover. If at all possible, wait until morning to cut them into bars. If you make them in the morning, you will want to wait until late afternoon before cutting them. Also, you don’t need to cut these bars very big. Remember, they are sinfully sweet! Most people use the term, ‘Rich’ after taking a bite of these.
If you have a severe sweet tooth, there is nothing that will compare to all the sweet flavor combinations that hit the palate, than these rich and decadent bars. Milk chocolate, Butterscotch and caramel, combined with oatmeal that has been drenched in butter and brown sugar. Like I said, Sinful! But boy, will you will be in heaven!!! Really savor each bite!
I don’t indulge in goodies, often. When I do, I want it to be epic! Oatmeal Carmelite Bars … Holy cow … EPIC!
- 2 c. Flour
- 2 c. Oatmeal
- 1-1/2 c. Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp. Salt
- ¼ tsp. Baking Soda
- 1-1/2 c. Melted Butter (3 sticks)
- 1 - bag of Milk Chocolate Chips
- 1 - jar of Mrs. Richardson'sButterscotch/Caramel topping
- Using a fork, combine the flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, salt, soda and butter in a large mixing bowl
- Once combined, divide the mix in half
- Put one half in a un-greased 13x9 pan, making sure to cover entire bottom. If you need to take some from the half that is set to the side, you can. I usually do
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes
- Sprinkle with the Milk Chocolate Chips
- Pour jar of Mrs. Richardson Over top of the chocolate chips
- Crumble other half of mixture on top
- Bake 10-12 minutes more