Saturday, August 30, 2008

Oatmeal Carmelita's (the wrong way)

I love carmel. And I'm always looking for carmel recipes. By the way, is it carmel or caramel? I got this recipe from Pilsbury. I was in a huge hurry while making them and just scanned the recipe before starting to put them together. It wasn't until I was over half way done that I figured out that I was not following the recipe. Oops! But I went ahead and continued and they turned out delicious. I'm wondering how the taste if they are made the right way though.
This is the recipe from Pilsbury... the steps in parentheses are what I ended up doing.

Oatmeal Carmelita's
2 cups All Purpose Flour
2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups margarine or butter, softened

1 (12.5-oz.) jar (1 cup) caramel ice cream topping (I only had a half jar so I used the half jar plus about 20 caramels melted with 1/4 cup evaporated milk.)
3 tablespoons All Purpose Flour
1 (6-oz.) pkg. (1 cup) semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts (I left out the nuts)

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch pan. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In large bowl, combine all crust ingredients; mix at low speed until crumbly. Reserve half of crumb mixture (about 3 cups) for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture in bottom of greased pan. Bake at 350°F. for 10 minutes. (Here was my first big mistake. I pressed all of the mixture into the pan and baked for 15 minutes.)

Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine caramel topping and 3 tablespoons flour; blend well.

Remove partially baked crust from oven; sprinkle with chocolate chips and nuts. Drizzle evenly with caramel mixture; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. (I swirled the chocolate chips and caramel together, and obviously didn't have any reserve mixture since I pressed it all into the pan.)

Return to oven; bake an additional 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours or until filling is set. Cut into bars.

1 comment:

janae said...

Hi Sadie
I am so glad I found your blogs. I love this one, I am not as adventerous as you but every once in a while I like to try new things. So from now on I am comming to your blog for receipes