Pumpkin Carmelitas (Oatmeal Bars) make the perfect fall treat. Best of all, they’re easy to make with simple to find pantry ingredients like oatmeal, pumpkin, caramel, chocolate and pecans. Plus recipe video.
Have I overloaded you with pumpkin already? I’ve been trying to space them out and have actually been holding onto this recipe since August.
These Pumpkin Carmelitas have been on my must make list for the longest time. Carmelitas are my favorite sweet treat and I couldn’t wait to add a fall spin to them.
It actually took a few tries to get these bars just right but oh my goodness, they are SO worth it.
These soft and gooey oatmeal bars are a decadent treat for those days you need the ultimate sweet treat loaded with texture.
They start off with a chewy and buttery oatmeal crust which also doubles as the topping. Next comes a sprinkle of semi-sweet chocolate chips and some crunchy pecans. You can also use your favorite chopped chocolate if you prefer.
Then a mixture of pumpkin caramel gets poured over top. It bakes up into an ooey gooey hot molten filling that adds the most amazing layer.
And finally more of the buttery streusel crumble tops everything off.
The hardest part is definitely waiting for these bad boys to cool off from the oven. This allows the caramel filling to set and not turn into a hot mess when you’re biting into it.
If you’re pressed for time, you can always speed up the process by placing the pan in the fridge.
Soft, chewy and perfect for sharing on Thanksgiving or your next holiday gathering.
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More treats from across the web:
Baked Oatmeal Snacks – Kath Eats
Healthy Peanut Butter Chunk Oatmeal Bars – Sally’s Baking Addiction
Oatmeal Breakfast Bars – Well Plated