Oatmeal Carmelitas

I revised this recipe to lighten it up but maybe I went too far? They weren’t as sweet as I’d like…probably need more brown sugar.

Oatmeal Carmelitas

2 C Flour
2 C oatmeal
1/2 C packed brown sugar
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt3 TB light margarine, melted
½ c. water
½ c. unsweetened applesauce
½ c. Splenda
½ c. sugar free caramel topping
½ c. mini chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 350 °. Spray 9×13 pan with cooking spray; set aside. Combine flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, soda, salt, margarine, water, applesauce and Splenda. Press 1/2 of the above mixture into prepared baking dish. Bake 10 minutes. Spread caramel over crust; sprinkle with chocolate chips. Crumble the remaining oat mixture over this layer and bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.Yield: 24 bars. Per bar= 122 Calories; 2g Fat (16.5% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 24g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 130mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 0 Fruit; 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

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