salted caramel TWIX carmelitas

twix are my favorite candy bar {if i ever eat candy bars…}.

and oatmeal chocolate chip are my favorite cookies.

and i die for anything salted caramel. so basically, these could be my new favorite ooey gooey naughty treat.

salted caramel twix carmelitas

 i have been looking at a recipe for carmelitas for months and just wondering what’s the big deal??

i’ve obviously never made or tried one… so there’s that.

and yesterday, when my 3 year old and i were already off to a bad start to our day,

i noticed that my husband left this on the counter…

 twix

who DOES that?!

and since i don’t eat copious amounts of sugar every day,

and to be honest, wasn’t really tempted by the lone TWIX sitting on my counter,

it had to be dealt with, and fast.

i got started making these, and then realized i needed to run to the store for more candy,

cause no, i don’t have that many TWIX bars lying around my house!

{and for the record, it’s my sweet family that sends us packages with goodies for the holidays… we have quite the collection of uneaten chocolate and candy at our house!}

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so i asked boss if he wanted to make a treat with me,

and he jumped right up and grabbed his “wadder”

so he could help me stir and measure and pour.

kitchen boss

it makes my little mom heart happy to know that he is learning the ins and outs of the kitchen so young.

he later explained to g-ma over ichat what we put in the treat…

flowers, brown sugar, candies, cereal…”

it’s part of the reason i ever make sweet treats at all,

cause heaven knows these are going to get taken to friends immediately so i don’t eat them all.

 i wasn’t really tempted by the lone TWIX, but as i said, these are like the perfect oatmeal cookie stuffed with caramel, twix bars, and sea salt!!

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i’m defenseless.

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salted caramel TWIX carmelitas

salted caramel TWIX carmelitas

Ingredients

  • 2 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 bag kraft caramels {13-14oz}
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 (6 ounces) package TWIX Bites, {plus 2 bars, chopped}

what to do

preheat oven to 350 degrees.

in a large bowl, combine oats, flour, sugar, and soda. add in butter and mix until crumbly and incorporated. press all but 1 cup of the mixture into the bottom of a sprayed 9×13 pan. bake for 12-13 minutes, or until edges start to turn golden.

in a glass bowl, place unwrapped caramels and 1 tablespoon of water. melt in the microwave for 1 minute, stir, and return for another minute. pour immediately over the top of the baked cookie layer. sprinkle the top of the caramel with sea salt, more if you love it! then spread TWIX bars over the top evenly {may chop them into smaller pieces if you like.} and then sprinkle the remaining oatmeal mixture over the top. return to the oven for another 12-13 minutes until the crumbly topping begins to turn golden brown.

let cool completely before cutting and serving.

recipe adapted from it’s a keeper

http://colormemeg.com/2014/06/salted-caramel-twix-carmelitas.html


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I am Meg, a photographer and designer and a wish-i-owned-a-house-er. My husband and I are self-declared foodies and LOVE projects. We blog about food and DIY adventures from sunny San Diego with our two cutie kids and have an apparel line at colormeapparel.com to keep us busy. Email me at colormemegblog@gmail.com to work with me!

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