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Caramelitas (Oatmeal, Chocolate, and Caramel Gooey Bar Cookies)

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 10 servings


  • 1 cup butter melted, plus more for coating baking dish
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 ½ cups old fashioned oats
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 10 oz. can of dulce de leche


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add melted butter, brown sugar, and vanilla. Whisk vigorously until well combined.
  • Add in flour, oats, salt, and baking soda and stir with a spatula until the dough comes together.
  • Coat the bottom of a 9x13 glass baking dish with butter. Take half of the dough and spread it with your hands or a spatula evenly across the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Place into oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  • 1-2 minutes before taking out the bottom layer, warm your dulce de leche in a microwave safe dish until it pours easily.
  • Remove baking dish with par-baked bottom layer and sprinkle chocolate chips carefully over the top. Drizzle the warm caramel on top of that.
  • Finish by crumbling the second half of the dough over the top in an even layer.
  • Place back in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, until it is cooked through.
  • Allow to cool for 1-2 hours so that the bars can solidify before cutting.
Keyword Bar Cookies, Cookies, Oatmeal