Carmelitas have chocolate, nuts, and caramel sandwiched between two layers of cookie that are similar to shortbread. You can find my recipe for Gluten-Free Carmelitas at Gluten-Free Flavor-Full.
You do not have to buy caramel sauce to make this recipe. You can easily make your own caramel sauce. If you are making a dairy-free version of this recipe, you can use my Dairy-Free Caramel Sauce recipe. Caramel sauce is so fast and easy to make that you can make it while the first layer is baking.