Gluten-Free Carmelitas

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.

This recipe is shared with Allergy-Free Wednesday and Gluten-Free Wednesdays.

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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.


  1. I’m not familiar with carmelitas but those sure look good.

  2. This cookie looks delicious Alea.

  3. I have never heard of Carmelitas. It will be a new treat in our family. Thank you for sharing! Please feel free to share your recipe in our recipe hop this week ☺

  4. Wow-these treats look amazing! Oats and carmel-count me in!

  5. Linda Stoddard says:

    Wow. I almost cried when I saw this recipe! After watching Kelsey Nixon make carmelita’s on the Cooking Channel (Kelsey’s Kitchen) I thought there must be a way to make these gluten free. And here it is. You’re wonderful! Thanks. xoLinda

  6. These look divine, Alea! Love that you can make them dairy free, too. :-)


  7. I’ve never seen or tasted a carmelita but this recipe makes me want to try them. I’ll be sharing it on my FB page.

  8. I never heard of Carmelitas and I’m pretty sure I should it was a mistake to even read the recipe – they look so incredibly wonderful I can almost taste the picture!!

  9. Quick question, the recipe calls for potatoe flour but in the recipe you call it potatoe starch. Which one is it as they are 2 very different products.

    Thank you,


  10. that sounds so delicious! and looks gorgeous too!

  11. Oh wow, these sound so good! I had not heard of carmelitas before – I’m so glad to know about them :-) Caramel, chocolate and nuts are three of my favourite things!

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