Caramel. Oh, I love caramel. Caramel takes Chocolate Chip Bars to a whole new level. Thank you, caramel.
Chocolate Chip Caramel Cookie Bars Printer-Friendly Recipe
From: Mom On Timeout
11 oz bag vanilla caramels
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
4 Tbls butter
1½ sticks unsalted butter
2 c light brown sugar
½ c creamy peanut butter
2 eggs, room temperature
1 Tbls vanilla
2 c flour
1 c old-fashioned oats
2½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
2 c chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9×13-inch baking pan with parchment paper, set aside.
In a small saucepan, heat the unwrapped caramels, butter, and sweetened condensed milk over medium-low heat. Stir occasionally until the caramels have melted and the mixture is smooth.
For the cookie dough, cream together the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl. Mix in the peanut butter. Now add the eggs in, one at a time, mixing after each addition. Mix in the vanilla. In a small mixing bowl, mix together the flour, oats, baking powder, and salt. Pour the flour mixture into the sugar mixture, mix (that’s a lot of mixing!) until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Spread ⅔ of the cookie dough in the bottom of your prepared pan. Pour the caramel mixture evenly over the cookie dough. Drop the remaining cookie dough by the spoonful on top of the caramel. Bake for 30 minutes until the cookie dough is turning golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool completely. Cut, serve, and enjoy!