Dulce de Leche or Arequipe Bars

Arequipe Bars

I love to have easy and simple dessert recipes handy for those dessert cravings or surprise visits! These bars require little time and are easy. Great for bad bakers like me 😉

So, if you like dulce de leche or arequipe, you will not be disappointed. These Dulce de leche bars are a delicious treat for Easter Sunday.

Buen Provecho and Happy Easter everyone!



  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup buter,very cold cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups arequipe or dulce de leche


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Mix together all ingredients except arequipe or dulce de leche. Place one half of the crumb mixture into a buttered small rectangular baking pan. Press and flatten.

Spread with dulce de leche or arequipe. Top with the remaining of mixture and pat lightly.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until light brown.

Cool slightly and cut into bars while still in the pan. Gently remove cut bars from pan.

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  1. says

    Your arequipe recipes are driving me wild with craving! These bars would be such a nice treat in the afternoon when I need something to help pick up my energy.

    Happy Easter!

  2. says

    All you need to say to me, Erica, is dulce de leche and you have my complete attention! These look crunchy on the outside and chewy inside. Heavenly!

    Happy Easter, my friend, to you and your family!

  3. Michael says

    This sounds delicious and easy.
    One question…..Where do I get Dulce de Leche? I don’t think I’ve ever seen it in the grocery store.

  4. says

    I have to make these bars Erica! Look absolutely delicious and yummy, kids will love and me too! je,je, have a nice and lovely Easter gloria

  5. says

    Happy Easter to you too chica! Dulce de leche is one of my favorite dessert syrups/toppings. These look mouth-watering. If I made these, they would not stick around the apartment very long!

  6. Kimberly says

    These were so easy (except for spreading around the arequipe – it got a little messy)! Turned out delicious. Thank you. A sweet treat.

  7. Sara says

    I made these for Easter and my kids loved them. They are delicious and easy to make.

    I made your arequipe recipe, too.

  8. Isabel says

    I am a medical student so I do not have much time to cook, bake, and furthermore eat at all times. I just made these and they are so yummi!! and perfect to carry in my school bag.
    you should consider registering this recipe and seek a brand to manufacture these as one of their product. these are really good!! and relatively healthy.

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