An easy Oat Peanut butter base is topped with Chocolate and tons of oozing Caramel, you will love these Peanut Butter Carmelitas.
Caramel is my thing. Most people do the peanut butter thing. PB is good and all but in my world it ain’t got a thing on caramel. That’s why on this blog you will see tons of caramel recipes. Because, well caramel rocks. Especially when it’s paired with chocolate. Now normally I would say milk chocolate but as I have gotten older when I have caramel and chocolate I tend to like it with semi sweet chocolate.
Never thought I would say that. Don’t get me wrong, milk chocolate is still my #1. Like how good is a Twix? I used to turn it upside down and eat the cookie part first then devour the chocolate and caramel together. Or how about Rolos?! Seriously one of the best candies out there. I can pop those like no tomorrow. Anyways you get my love of caramel.
Well caramelitas are a favorite of just about everyone. And lately I have been in a peanut butter phase so I thought why not combine the two? Well it was a good idea. You get all the flavors in these bars- caramel, peanut butter, chocolate, oatty goodness.
- 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 30 unwrapped caramels
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup butter melted (1 1/2 sticks)
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 15 Rolo’s
- 1 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F and line a 8 X 8 pan with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a saucepan over low-medium heat melt the caramels and heavy cream. Watch carefully as they can burn easily. Once melted set aside.
- In a medium bowl mix brown sugar, melted butter and peanut butter. Add flour, oats, and baking soda and mix until just combined.
- Press half of mixture into pan and bake for 10 minutes.
- Take pan out of the oven after 10 minutes. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of the dough. Then pour the melted caramel on top. Sprinkle rest of dough on top and bake for another 15 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Let cool completely otherwise you will have a hot gooey mess.