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Quick and Easy Carmelitas

These Quick and Easy Carmelitas use only four ingredients! A truly decadent treat, the ooey, gooey caramel center of these amazing bars is impossible to resist! An easy dessert recipe ANYONE can make!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword carmelitas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 377kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 30 oz refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough 1 roll
  • 11 oz KRAFT caramels 1 bag
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Slice a little more than half of the cookie dough into 1/4" rounds and lay in a single layer on a parchment lined 9-inch square baking pan.
  • Use your fingers to press into a single, solid, even layer.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or just until golden brown. Removed from the oven and let cool slightly.
  • Combine unwrapped caramels and evaporated milk in a microwave-safe container and heat on high for 1 minute. Stir and heat on high in 30 second intervals until caramel is completely melted.
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips over the slightly cooled chocolate chip cookie crust.
  • Drizzle caramel on top of the chocolate chips.
  • Crumble the remaining cookie dough (should be less than half remaining) over the top of the caramel. It doesn't have to be perfect or even.
  • Return the carmelitas to the oven and bake for another 12-15 minutes or until just beginning to turn golden brown.
  • Let cool to room temperature and then refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Sit out for 15 minutes before cutting and serving.



Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 43IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg