Indulge, in the realm of Caramelitas, where each bite presents a medley of flavors. Imagine a combination of oats layered with the depth of semi-sweet chocolate chips all embraced by a delectably gooey caramel. This dessert goes further being a charm for your taste buds; it thrills you to a world of charm, where traditional ingredients come together to assemble an exquisite culinary adventure.
¾ c melted butter
1 c all-purpose flour
1 c old-fashioned oats
¾ c packed brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
11 ounces bag of baking caramels
½ c heavy whipping cream
1 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350°F. Prepare an 8×8 baking dish by either greasing it or lining it with parchment paper.
In a saucepan, over medium heat melt the caramels with the heavy cream stirring until you achieve a smooth consistency. Set aside for now.
In a bowl combine the butter brown sugar, flour, oats and baking soda until mixed.
Press half of the oat mixture into the baking dish. Bake for approximately 10 minutes. After that sprinkle chocolate chips on top, pour the caramel sauce over them and finish by adding the remaining oat mixture.
Return the dish to the oven. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes more.
Allow it to cool completely before cutting into bars. Enjoy!
To make this delicious recipe suitable, for a gluten-free diet just follow these steps:
Flour: Swap out the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend. You can find mixed blends at stores or create your own. Make sure it includes a binding agent like xanthan gum or guar gum, which mimics the elasticity and stickiness of gluten.
Oats: Although oats are naturally gluten-free they may come into contact with gluten during processing in facilities. To be safe choose oats labeled as “gluten-free” to ensure they haven’t been cross-contaminated.
Check Add-ins: Check that your baking caramels, chocolate chips or any other ingredients you plan to include don’t contain gluten or have been exposed to cross-contamination. Always read labels carefully. Consult product websites, for information.
By following these adjustments you can easily savor a gluten-free version of these irresistible Caramelitas without compromising their incredible taste and texture!
- Prep Time: 20 MIN
- Cook Time: 30 MIN