*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                             Oatmeal Carmelitas
 
 Recipe By     : More Than Sandwiches
 Serving Size  : 24   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies                          Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    8      ounces        candy caramels, light
    5      tablespoons   light cream
    1      cup           all-purpose flour
    1      cup           oats -- quick rolled
      1/2  cup           pecans -- chopped
      1/2  teaspoon      baking soda
                         sugar
      3/4  cup           margarine -- melted
      1/4  teaspoon      salt
    1      package       semisweet chocolate chips -- 6 oz size
 
 Melt caramels in cream in top of double boiler.  Cool slightly.  Set aside.
 Heat oven to 350^.  Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off.
 Combine flour with remaining ingredients except chocolate chips and pecans.
 Press 1/2 of crumbs in bottom of ungreased 11x7-inch or 9 inch square pan.
 Bake for 10 minutes.  Remove from oven.  Sprinkle with chocolate chips and
 pecans.  Spread carefully with caramel mixture.  Bake for 15-20 minutes
 longer until golden brown.  Chill 1-2 hours.  Cut into bars.
 ~Diana Rattray
 
 
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