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Carmelita Bars

Yields24 ServingsPrep Time20 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time45 mins

Jimmy's Caramelita bars

 2 cups all-purpose flour
 1 teaspoon baking soda
 ¼ teaspoon salt
 1 cup butter, at room temperature
 1½ cups light brown sugar
 2 cups quick-cooking oats
 1 tub Jimmy’s Caramel Dip or Low Fat Caramel Dip
 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
 1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9x13-inch baking dish; set aside.


In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.


Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and brown sugar on medium speed until combined and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce the speed to low and slowly add the flour mixture until fully incorporated. Add the oats and mix on low briefly to just combine.


Transfer approximately half of the dough mixture to the baking dish. Spread and press the dough into the baking dish until you have an even layer with no cracks or crumbles. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from oven.


While the dough is baking, warm the Jimmy’s Caramel Dip in a microwave safe dish so it is spreadable.


Once out of the oven, sprinkle the cookie base evenly with chocolate chips and pecans, and then carefully pour the Jimmy’s Caramel Dip over the cookie base, nuts, and chocolate. Use a spatula to spread the caramel dip into an even layer.


Sprinkle the remaining cookie dough over the top of the caramel-chocolate-nut mixture a handful at a time, making sure to get an even coating over the whole dish.


Return the dish to the oven, baking until the topping is lightly browned, about 15 minutes.


Once out of the oven, cool the dish to room temperature and then refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. Cut into 2-inch squares and serve. Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 5876Calories from Fat 2763
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 319g491%

Saturated Fat 155g775%
Trans Fat 7g
Cholesterol 488mg163%
Sodium 1994mg84%
Potassium 1mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 745g249%

Dietary Fiber 41g164%
Sugars 419g
Protein 66g132%

Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1%
Iron 1%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin E 0%
Vitamin K 0%
Thiamin 1%
Riboflavin 0%
Niacin 0%
Vitamin B6 0%
Folate 0%
Vitamin B12 0%
Phosphorus 2%
Magnesium 2%
Zinc 1%
Selenium 2%
Manganese 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.