Light Low-Fat Oatmeal Carmelitas (Half Whole Wheat)

Total Time
45mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

These are wonderful Low-fat treats you can feel good about eating or feeding to your family! Note: If you want a sweet crust and crumble add more brown sugar. The crust is slightly sweet, but not that usual, cloying sweet. Add closer to 3/4 cup. Also, for the margarine, notice the note i wrote with the ingrediant. That is the nutrition info for the margarine i used, Becel Light, and if you use anything lower calorie/ fat from that I believe it will change the outcome. Anything higher calorie should just make it nice and buttery-tasting.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350F, and grease 8x8 inch pan.
  2. In large bowl, blend all crust ingredients at low speed until crumbly.
  3. Press half of crumb mixture into the bottom of the greased pan, reserving the remaining crumb mixture for topping.
  4. Bake at 350F for 10 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, in smaller bowl combine caramel topping and 5 teaspoons flour then set aside.
  6. Sprinkle warm crust with chocolate chips and nuts.
  7. Pour caramel mixture evenly over chocolate and nuts, then sprinkle overtop with reserved crumb mixture.
  8. Put back in oven and bake an additional 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Refrigerate 1 1/2-2 hours or until filling is set, and serve at room temperature.