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Twix Carmelitas

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Crisp and buttery oats, layers of chocolate, caramel and chunks of Twix candy bars? Yeah, I’m pretty sure I’m in. These Twix Caramelitas are about to knock your dang socks off! 

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If you like it then you better put a twix in it… I’m pretty sure that’s the popular song by Beyonce right? It sounds a lot better to me, especially around this time a year when candy seems to be popping out of everyone’s ears! And since Twix was my favorite as a kid, well that and Milky Way, and since carmelitas are one of our favorite desserts we couldn’t resist putting them together for the ultimate Twix Carmelitas.

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And who wouldn’t want to stick an awesome candy bar in their dessert? I love to do it if we have to go out for ice cream. Yes, it freezes it a bit but for some reason I just love it! It’s so blasted yummy.

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The original carmelitas are pretty fantastic on their own, and once I created this recipe my mind started racing with all of the other Twix possibilities so now you all have a lot of crazy desserts to look forward to. And the chocolate bars make them extra melty versus chocolate chips that don’t run as much. YUM! Cannot wait to experiment! If I can keep my grubby mitts out of the bag of course. Oh, Twix how I love thee.

Are Twix Bars Gluten Free?

Twix bars have a cookie base, made from wheat flour.

Because of the cookie, Twix bars are not gluten free.

Are Old Fashioned Oats Gluten Free?

Oats and oat meal are naturally gluten-free.

However, during farming, transportation and storage, gluten-containing grains like wheat, rye, barley and spelt may be unintentionally introduced.

How Long Will Blondies Keep?

Blondies, covered in an airtight container will keep for up to 3 days at room temperature or up to a week in the fridge.

You can also freeze up to 3 months.

 

If you love these, then you have to try these other BAR DESSERTS:

Twix Carmelitas

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Twix Carmelitas

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup of flour
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 5 milk chocolate bars
  • 24 caramels
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 10 twix minis chopped

Instructions

  • In a glass bowl, unwrap the caramels and add the evaporated milk.
  • Melt in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between.
  • Set aside.
  • Heat the oven to 350.
  • In a bowl, combine the melted butter, brown sugar, flour, oats, salt, and baking soda.
  • Stir to combine and press 1/3 into an 8x9" pan.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes and remove from the oven.
  • Lay the chocolate down, top with caramel and twix and sprinkle the remaining crust mixture on top.
  • Bake an additional 15 minutes and set aside to cool before cutting.
  • Or serve warm, which is our favorite but more messy

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Cheney Family

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

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35 comments

  • Hi,
    What are caramels? Are they just a bag of caramel lollies?

    Thank you.

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    • Just the caramel squares you can buy in any grocery store. 🙂

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  • Made these for my work, and they raved over them, they were so easy to make and one of the best things i made! Thanks for the recipe!

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    • Patricia, thank you for taking the time to come back and comment! I’m so thrilled they loved them!

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  • What kind of chocalate do you recommend?

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    • milk chocolate is usually what we use, but semi sweet it good too.

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  • As far as the brown sugar goes, would I use dark or light? Hoping to make these tomorrow, they look delicious! 🙂

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  • As far as the brown sugar goes, would I use brown or light? Hoping to make these tomorrow!

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    • light brown sugar, but you could use either and it would just be more rich tasting:)

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  • I made these for Thanksgiving and now everyone in the family is texting me for the recipe! Amazing!

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  • I need to make this for about 25 people. Would I just double the recipe and put it in a 9×13 pan??

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    • I would probably make 2 9×13 pans of the dessert, and yes just double it. 🙂

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  • My flour/oat mixture came out really wet and didn’t bake right…(soupy but burnt)….any suggestions?

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    • Lina, I’m so sorry to hear that. If anything it should be more on the dry side. Was the butter really hot? That can definitely mess with things.

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      • That’s probably it…I’ll try again. These look too good to throw in the towel just yet! Thanks!!

      • Oh, do not give up! They are so awesome!

  • My Carmelita recipe calls for jarred caramel topping, mixed with a small amount of flour to thicken. Is there a way to use that in this recipe rather than the individual caramels? These look amazing!

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    • You absolutely could do that. I just like the thicker caramel sauce from the wrapped caramels but maybe yours gets that way with the flour. I say go for it!

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  • I wish I could taste these through the screen, AMAZING!

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  • You’ve just combined my favorite candy bar with one of my favorite bar desserts. AMAZING.

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    • Which is heaven. MMmmmm. Wish you could have helped me eat them!

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  • Oh my gosh yes!! These are fabulous.

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    • thanks, friend!

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  • Sweet mother of jesus…these carmelitas, i need them in my life asap! And to think I’ve only had normal carmelitas once in my life…there is a definite void now that I’ve seen you make them with twix!

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    • hahaa, thank you so much!

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  • Oh my heavens, these look so delicious and indulgent. I totally like your version of Beyonce’s song better. Anything is better with a Twix!

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    • haha, thanks Erin!

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  • I could eat that entire pan….

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    • You and me both!

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  • MO’ CARAMEL MO’BETTA!

    sorry….I got too excited. These carmelitas look gooey and perrrrfect!

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    • Life story right here 😉

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  • Ahahahaha I definitely prefer your version of Beyoncé’s song!!! Man these look so divine, I love Twix’s so much!

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    • Aren’t they so darn good!!

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  • These twix carmelitas look so good and I wish I had one this morning to munch on. I guess I need to get to baking this morning.

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  • Ooh, well you definitely need to trademark that song, Carrian, because I’d put a Twix in it any day! Why fall in love when you can fall into chocolate, right?

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