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Bars, Carmelitas (D, TNT)
Source: Pillsbury Bake-Off, the Original recipe
Yield: 24

32 caramels
5 tablespoons light cream or evaporated milk
1 cup flour
1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats (oatmeal)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
6 ounces chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Melt caramels in cream. Cool slightly.

Combine remaining ingredients except chips and nuts.

Press half of crumbs into bottom of 11"x7" pan.

Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes.

Remove from oven. Sprinkle with chips and nuts. Spread carefully with caramel mixture. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.

Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until golden brown.

Chill 1-2 hours.

Posted by Nancy Berry

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A