Thanks for the recipe. (my apologies for top posting>
Melba's Jammin' wrote:
> Skip the recipe with the ice cream topping and flour and try this one,
> the one that won the prize before the Pillsbury home ecs adapted it for
> more convenienceőnwrapping and melting caramels was a challenge to some.
> Oatmeal Carmelitas
> Recipe By: Posted to rec.food.cooking again by
> Barb Schaller, 7-31-2009.
> Serving Size: 12
> 1/2 # caramels (32)
> 5 tablespoons evaporated milk or light cream
> 1 cup flour
> 1 cup quick-cooking oats
> 3/4 cup brown sugar
> 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
> 1/4 teaspoon salt
> 3/4 cup margarine melted
> 1 cup chocolate chips
> 1/2 cup chopped pecans
> Melt caramels in milk in top of double boiler; cool. Heat oven to 350░.
> Combine rest of ingredients except chips and nuts. Press half of
> mixture into bottom of 11x7▓ or 9▓ square pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
> Remove from oven; sprinkle with chips and nuts; spread caramel on top;
> sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Bake for 15-20 minutes longer or
> until brown. Chill 1-2 hours, Cut into bars.
> Really tasty; really rich!!
> Notes: Source: Pillsbury Kitchens, 9/81 (A Bake-Off Winner?) Newer
> versions of this recipe call for caramel ice cream topping. This is
> much better.