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Chocolate Carmelita Bars

Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars

"No one can resist these crunchy oat bars, topped with chocolate chips, chopped nuts, and creamy caramel syrup."
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Ingredients

1 h 4 m servings 157 cals
Original recipe yields 36 servings (3 dozen cookies)

Directions

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  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13 x 9-inch pan with no-stick cooking spray.
  2. Combine oats, 1 1/2 cups flour, brown sugar, shortening, water, baking soda and salt in large bowl; stir with spoon until well blended. Reserve 1 cup. Press remaining into bottom of prepared pan.
  3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown. Remove pan to cooling rack. Cool 10 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with nuts and chocolate chips.
  5. Combine caramel topping and remaining 1/4 cup flour. Stir until smooth. Drizzle over chocolate chips to within 1/4 inch of pan edges. Sprinkle with reserved oat mixture.
  6. Return to oven. Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Loosen from sides of pan with knife. Remove pan to cooling rack to cool. Cool completely.
  7. Cut into bars about 2 x 1 1/2 inches.

Footnotes

  • * 3/4 cup Crisco® Butter Shortening equals 3/4 stick Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening Sticks

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 157 calories; 7.9 g fat; 20.3 g carbohydrates; 1.9 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 60 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Turned out very dry and crumbly - bottom was hard after it cooled. I think it will be good sprinkled over ice cream - not so good as bars.