These Easy Salted Carmelitas are layers of cookie dough, salted caramel topping, with more cookie dough and nuts. Yum!
Prep Time:25 mi
Cook Time:50 min
Total Time:2 hrs. 45 min
Yield:16 bars 1x
2 rolls (16.5 oz each) Pillsbury™ refrigerated chocolate chip cookies
1 cup old-fashioned oats
2/3 cup salted caramel topping
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Coarse sea salt, if desired
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 9-inch square pan with cooking spray, or line with nonstick foil.
In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in oats. Reserve 1 1/2 cups dough in small bowl for topping; set aside. Press remaining dough evenly in pan. Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes.
In small bowl, mix caramel topping and flour until well blended. Using spoon, drizzle evenly over bars to within 1/2 inch of pan edges.
Mix pecans into reserved dough. Crumble evenly over caramel. Bake 25 to 28 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours.
In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips uncovered on High 45 seconds to 1 minute, stirring until melted. Place in small resealable food-storage plastic bag; cut off small corner of bag, and squeeze to drizzle over bars. Sprinkle with sea salt.
For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store tightly covered at room temperature.