CARMELITA BARS ARE SCRUMPTIOUS BUT ADD A LAYER OF ROLO CANDIES AND IT PUSHES THEM OVER THE TOP!
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups flour
1 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 sticks soft butter
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
15 Kraft caramels (cut in half) plus 1T. half & half
1 package mini Rolos
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9-by-13- inch pan with nonstick foil.
Stir together oats, flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and the salt in a large bowl. With mixer on low, add butter until starts to come together. Press half of mixture onto bottom of lined pan.
Bake until just set and starting to color around edges, about 20 minutes. Let cool in pan on a wire rack 5 minutes. Meanwhile, microwave slowly the caramels and cream -stirring until smooth.
Sprinkle crust with chocolate chips &mini Rolos. Drizzle on the caramel.
Top with remaining crumb mixture, lightly pressing.
Bake about 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool completely in pan before cutting into squares.
Recipe Adapted from Culinary Concoctions
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