I needed to make a little something sweet for a morning tea date this week I had and thought a slice would be the easiest thing to do, but I was bored by my usual chocolate-y slice repertoire. I did a little googling using the phrase “sweet slice” to see what would come up that wasn’t chocolate based, and ended up on Carmelitas. I had heard of them before, but had never had one. My impression is that they’re more of an American slice bar, but they seemed simple enough to make, and ticked all my non-chocolate requirements: oats, caramel, and just a little bit of chocolate through the middle. They ended up being a tad more involved than I thought they would be, only because I wanted to make the caramel myself, and after using THE WORST RECIPE IN THE WORLD and getting it wrong THREE TIMES, I found a different recipe that was much better and gave it one final shot. It worked thank goodness, because if it didn’t I’m pretty sure I would have burned my kitchen to the ground and walked away to start anew somewhere else. Anyway, here’s my attempt!