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Caramelitas

 Caramelitas
To round out a great Mexican meal, I serve these. The chewy bars have a tasty oatmeal crust that's covered with gooey caramel ice cream topping, chocolate chips and walnuts.—Rhonda McKee, Greensburg, Kansas
36 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 jar (12-1/4 ounces) caramel ice cream topping
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda
  • and salt. Stir in butter and mix well.
  • Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for
  • 10 minutes or until set. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  • Combine caramel topping and remaining flour until blended; drizzle
  • over chips. Sprinkle with nuts. Bake 20-22 minutes longer or until
  • bubbly. Cool completely; cut into bars. Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 130 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 109 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.