Recipe By Sharon M.
Published Feb 19th
Oatmeal Carmelitas
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 3 dozen small bars Calories 125.2

Chewy gooey caramel, nuts and chocolate. We call them Goober Cookies. They taste great the next day if you get them to last that long.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¾ cup melted butter
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¾ cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9x9 inch square pan.
  2. 2 Combine the 1 cup flour, baking soda, oats, brown sugar, salt and melted butter. Mix to combine, mixture will be very crumbly. Press half of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  3. 3 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 minutes.
  4. 4 Let cool slightly then sprinkle over the crust the chocolate chips and chopped nuts. Mix the caramel ice cream topping with the 3 tablespoons of flour and drizzle over the chocolate chips. Top with the remaining oatmeal mixture. You will need to break it into small pieces to cover.
  5. 5 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 15 minutes. Let bars cool before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 125.2
  • Carbohydrate 16.8 g
  • Cholesterol 10.2 mg
  • Fat 6.5 g
  • Fiber 0.8 g
  • Protein 1.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.4 g
  • Sodium 86.6 mg
  • Sugar 7.1 g


  1. This is a very good cookie bar recipe. Adults and children seem to like it equally well..... Good as written, but a couple of clarifications on the recipe to make this better: First, the crust turns out better if the butter is softened to the point of melting, but hasn't actually turned to liquid. Second: - Read more ...
  2. Tsk, Tsk, delicious recipe, but except for the amount of chocolate chips, this is a copy of a winning recipe submitted by Pilsbury Cookoff winner Erlyce Larson, 1967. 1 star for not giving credit where it is due.
  3. Would have given it 5 stars because these are very very good however I used all the same ingredients and measurements but my cooking time the second time was more like 30-40 minutes NOT 15!! Also many reviewers have used almost double the melted butter...I believe you must be using ROLLED oats insted of QUICK - Read more ...
  4. I used a recipe just like this only it was doubled for a 13x9" pan. The chocolate chips stay the same at 1 cup and 1/2 cup nuts, if using. The caramel icecream topping is 1 cup - flour is the same. You cook the final product 18-22 minutes - it took 22 minutes in - Read more ...
  5. So yummy! I didn't have any carmel so I used peanut butter (melted a bit in microwave) instead. Everyone loved it - my kids too.
  6. Fabulous! I made these for tailgating and they travelled very well and received rave reviews. People were fighting over them. They have the perfect amount of sweetness although the amount of butter could probably be reduced. I was concerned at first because after 15 minutes of baking the batter still looked runny in the middle. - Read more ...
  7. Fantastic cookies! My son is allergic to nuts, so I left out the pecans and made up for it with a bit more oats and chocolate chips. I also add 1 tsp of pure vanilla to the "crust" mixture. After making this several times, I've found the butter is the key to cookie consistency. If - Read more ...
  8. I doubled the recipe but kept the amount of chocolate chips to 1 cup. I used an electric knife to ensure smooth and sharp edges (SEE MY PHOTO) since it was a bit difficult to cut without crumbling. Be mindful of the serving amount. I can't see how a 9 x 9 pan can serve - Read more ...
  9. Oh my GOD. Unbelievable. If you're making these plan ahead: run an extra 20 minutes or whatever you do to make up for cookies like these cuz there will be ZERO self control.
  10. These are incredible. I was at a bakery and they were giving samples of carmel oatmeal bars and I never thought I'd like them but they were fantastic. I looked on here for a recipe and these were even better than the bakery ones!