Coconuty Carmelitas

23 Oct

I came across this recipe on Thursday when browsing through Lulu the Baker, a fabulous blog full of yummy treats.  As soon as I saw it I knew I had to make it.  That same day I bought the needed ingredients and made them to take to my new Bible study group. Let me tell you these bars are beyond amazing.  I took one to a friend at work yesterday and she could hardly get the words out to express how delicious it was.  The lovely ladies at my group last night also thought they were great.  Some even took extras home and I got an email today requesting the recipe.  The only bad news that resulted from these carmelitas is that I ended up breaking my one piece rule….I had 3 carmelitas!!!  If you give these a try might as well go all the way and serve it topped with some vanilla ice cream as my friend at work suggested.

*Prepare the carmelitas the night before you plan to serve them.


  • 50 caramel squares, unwrapped (or use a jar of prepared dulce de leche…which I’ll be doing next time)
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1  1/2 cups unsalted butter, melted
  • 1  1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup shredded coconut

Combine caramel squares and cream in a saucepan over low heat.  Stir until completely smooth; set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt, oats, sugar and melted butter. Pat half of the mixture into the bottom of a 9×13″ baking dish (sprayed w/ non-stick cooking spray) and bake for 15 minutes.  Remove from oven and layer chocolate chips, coconut and caramel mixture.  Crumble the remaining oatmeal mixture on top and return to the oven for an additional 20-25 minutes.  Remove from oven and let the bars cool overnight at room temperature before cutting into squares.

Adapted from this recipe found on Lulu the Baker.


Posted by on October 23, 2010 in Bars


7 responses to “Coconuty Carmelitas

  1. Monica H

    October 23, 2010 at 11:21 PM

    They look so gooey and delicious!

  2. Kallay

    October 24, 2010 at 5:19 PM

    So, it probably won’t surprise you that I ate it before I even made it to the grocery store. AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS!! I would have totally eaten three if they were in my house too! 🙂

  3. crustabakes

    October 24, 2010 at 5:52 PM

    these look delightful!! Yummmm

  4. ferji425

    October 25, 2010 at 9:32 PM

    Thanks ladies..especially mi amiguita! =) I am so glad you enjoyed it and are still allowing me to share my baked goods with you unlike the rest of the BB.

  5. Sinful Southern Sweets

    October 27, 2010 at 8:09 AM

    Oh my! These look unbelievably heavenly!!

    • ferji425

      October 27, 2010 at 9:29 AM

      Thanks 🙂 I would say these are quite sinful considering I ate three! LOL

  6. Brownieville Girl

    October 27, 2010 at 3:48 PM

    I have to try these very soon!!!

    They sound (and look) amazing – I’d find it hard to stop at three!!!!


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