I posted my carmelitas a while ago and they are still one of my favourites. I’ve switched it up with a salted caramel layer this time and oh my! Just look at that oozy caramel layer!!
Jill Stewart (@jillbakes_)
County Antrim Foodie and Instagrammer
225g rolled oats
250g plain flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp sea salt
350g light soft brown sugar
250g unsalted butter, melted
125g dark chocolate, chopped into chunks
125g milk chocolate, chopped into chunks
125g chopped pecans (optional)
For the caramel:
397g tin Carnation’s caramel (you could make your own caramel sauce if you prefer but this makes it so easy!)
1/2 tsp sea salt plus an extra pinch for the top
Preheat oven to 180 degrees fan and line a 9x9 inch tin with baking paper.
In a large bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking soda, salt and sugar. Stir in the melted butter.
Spoon about 2/3 of the mixture into the lined tin and press down with a spoon. Bake this in the oven for 10 minutes until golden.
In a small bowl, mix the salt into the caramel.
Remove the tray from the oven and sprinkle over the chopped chocolate. Then drizzle over most of the salted caramel and make sure it’s spread evenly. (Leave some in the bowl to drizzle over the baked traybake).
Crumble over the remaining oat topping and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden.
Drizzle over the remaining caramel (or chocolate if you prefer) and a pinch of sea salt.
Leave to cool and set for at least 4 hours but preferably overnight at room temperature.
Then cut using a really sharp knife and enjoy!
Keep in an airtight container - they will keep for up to a week but they definitely won’t last that long!
MEET JILL STEWART…
Jill Stewart, from Portglenone, is a true Foodie who brings her passions together to create a unique balance of both healthy dishes and sweet treats on her Instagram social media blog, Jill Bakes.
Jill is passionate about creating and sharing recipes on her Instagram platform (@jillbakes_) which are easy to follow, quick to make and not using hundreds of ingredients! And with over 15,000 followers, a lot of people are enjoying Jill’s food journey.
The County Antrim lady has been a keen baker from a very young age, learning many skills from her late Grandma who was a fantastic baker.
Jill is a regular recipe contributor for Ireland’s Homes Interiors and Living magazine.
Head over to INSTAGRAM to discover JILL BAKES by pressing the button below - it is a fantastic blog where you'll discover enough inspiration to keep you baking and cooking for months!