Happy Labor Day to you! I hope everyone is enjoying a nice day off. We celebrated the day yesterday with a little get-together by the pool. It just might be the last hurrah of the summer poolside, and I really wanted to make a new dessert. I’ve seen this recipe for Carmelitas floating around Pinterest for some time now…first from Lulu the Baker and then from Averie Cooks, among others. The pictures were enough to make your mouth water.
Both recipes call for making your own caramel sauce using 30+ caramel candies, but alternatively said you could use store-bought caramel sauce. Averie Cooks mentioned the salted caramel sauce from Trader Joe’s, which I have seen before, but never purchased. I don’t know about you, but sauce already made vs unwrapping 30+ caramel candies and making my own sauce. Yeah, it wasn’t a tough decision. Besides, I thought the salted caramel sauce would be SO good.
These Salted Carmelitas are really easy to make, too. I love a recipe that doesn’t dirty my mixer! You mix this all by hand, and with the store-bought caramel sauce, it just comes together that much quicker. The hardest part was waiting for the Salted Carmelitas to cool off so we could taste them. They were so worth the wait. The gooey deliciousness did not disappoint. The Salted Carmelitas are just oozing with caramel and chocolate. What could be bad about that?!! My husband thought they were a tad too sweet, but that didn’t stop him from polishing off a bar or two. Just saying! Our guests seemed to enjoy them, too.