If you haven’t heard of Caramelitas before, they are buttery and chewy oat bars with a layer of chewy caramel and chocolate chips. Sweet, buttery, chewy and melty!
I have seen recipes for a creation called Caramelitas for years but I never got round to trying them.
Let me tell you, they are delicious! They are a buttery and chewy oat bar that contains only butter as the liquid to hold these bars together so you know they are going to be rich, dense and chewy! They then have a layer of chocolate chips and layer of chewy caramel running through the middle so you get ooey, gooey, melting chocolate, a lava of caramel and a chewy pat slice all in one.
A lot of the other recipes I found used caramels and cream for the middle portion by melting down store bought caramels and mixing them with the cream to create a liquid but chewy caramel. I chose to use my homemade caramel sauce but reduced the amount of milk so when the caramel cools it will be chewier rather than runny.
I hope you enjoy these Caramelitas and I truly hope you give this recipe a go and remember to rate and report back your results in the comments below. I love reading your comments! Also #lightscamerabake on Instagram for a chance to be featured and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel for fun baking videos!
- 3/4 Cup Butter, Melted (170g)
- 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar (130g)
- 1 Tbsp. Vanilla Extract
- 1 and 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour (150g)
- 1 and 1/2 Cups Rolled Oats (135g)
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 Cup Chocolate Chips (180g)
- 2/3 Cups Brown Sugar (120g)
- 1/4 Cup Butter (55g)
- 3 Tbsp. Milk
- Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a 9"x9" pan with baking paper and set aside.
- In a saucepan place the butter, brown sugar and milk in a saucepan on a medium heat and bring to the boil.
- Boil for 5 minutes and take off the heat and place in the fridge to cool completely while you make the oat bars.
- Melt the butter and mix with the brown sugar and vanilla extract.
- Stir in the flour, oats and baking soda and stir.
- Press half the mixture into the base of the prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes.
- Top with the caramel sauce and sprinkle over the chocolate chips.
- Sprinkle over the remaining dough and return to the oven for 25 minutes or until the edges are golden.
- Allow bars to cool completely in the pan before slicing and serving, to allow the caramel to set.