Signature Series: Campus Bakeshops
FSD examines the must-make items at several campus bakeries.
Though they may be best known as the place where Rice Krispies were invented, Iowa State University has other items that keep customers coming back for more such as these Carmelitas Bars.
"We’ve tweaked that recipe over time," says Mark Weber, bakery manager. "It used to be a pretty involved recipe with six or seven steps. You make the base material out of oatmeal, brown sugar, margarine and flour and then press that into the bottom of the pan. Then, originally, we’d have layers of butterscotch, chocolate chips and walnuts on top, another layer of the base and then caramel drizzle on top. We’ve kind of combined and eliminated some of those steps. The end result is the same. We just tightened up the process."