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Chocolate Chip Caramel Cookie Bars

If you love caramel and chocolate you’re going to love these bars!  Chocolate Chip Caramel Cookie Bars are SO good with a sweet, gooey, caramel center!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate chip caramel cookie bars
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 405kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout

Ingredients

Caramel Filling

  • 11 oz vanilla caramels 1 bag
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk 1 can
  • 4 tbsp butter

Cookie Dough

  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a 9x13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Unwrap caramels and place in a small saucepan with butter and sweetened condensed milk.
  • Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until caramels have fully melted and the mixture is nice and smooth
  • Cream butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl. Add peanut butter and continue mixing.
  • Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each egg. Add in vanilla.
  • Combine flour, oats, baking powder, and salt in a small mixing bowl.
  • Add the flour mixture slowly stirring until well combined.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Spread 2/3 of the dough on the bottom of the pan.
  • Slowly pour caramel mixture evenly over the dough.
  • Drop the remaining dough on top by the teaspoon. It doesn't have to be perfect!
  • Bake for about 30 minutes. Let cool completely and then cut into bars.

Nutrition

Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 231mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 339IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 1mg