If you aren’t familiar with Carmelitas, you are missing out on one of the best cookies ever created. Carmelitas are a type of oatmeal cookie bar with a rich and gooey caramel filling and loads of chocolate chips. These are the type of cookies that won’t last more than 24 hours. As delicious as they are, they also contain a whopping 17g sugar per bar with no nutritional value.
Fortunately, I have made a healthier version of these infamous cookies with less than 3g of sugar per serving and added protein! Now you can experience this delightful cookie bar without the sugar crash!
No mixer required, and prep time is almost non-existent. So easy you don’t even have to form the dough into balls. #BarCookiesForTheWin. The hardest part will be trying not to eat the entire pan in one sitting!
Ingredients you will need:
Whole Wheat Pastry Flour (does not have to be pastry, but this is what I had on hand)
Whole Grain Oats
Syntrax Vanilla Matrix Protein
baking powder and salt
Truvia brown sugar blend
coconut oil (use refined if you don’t like the taste of coconut)
sugar free chocolate chips (regular is fine too)
sugar free caramel sauce (I bought a giant bottle of Torani sugar free caramel sauce from webstaurant.com but you can also find Smucker’s sugar free caramel at your grocery store!)
The directions for these bars are very simple. Mix everything in a bowl, dump some caramel and chocolate chips on top, and bake some more! Scroll down to see the full recipe!
Macros per Bar: