Trillionaire Bars

I’ll start off by apologizing.  I’m sorry.  Trillionaire Bars are crazy good and you won’t be able to resist them. You will LOVE them.  So, I guess I’m really not that sorry.

A layer brownies, a layer of caramel, and a layer of chocolate chip cookie dough, all topped with a chocolate glaze.  You must make these bars!  (By the way, it may look like these are complicated to make, but they are really quite easy!)

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Trillionaire Bars              Printer-Friendly Recipe

From: Creme De La Crumb
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 9-12

Ingredients

brownie layer

½ cup butter, melted
1 cup sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
½ cup flour

caramel layer

1 cup soft caramels, unwrapped (I used Kraft caramels)
2 tablespoons heavy cream

cookie dough layer

½ cup butter, softened
¼ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons heavy cream
½ teaspoon vanilla
¾ cup flour
⅛ teaspoon salt
¼ cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips
¼ cup regular size semi sweet chocolate chips
¼ cup old-fashioned oats

chocolate glaze

1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons heavy cream

Directions

Preheat oven to 325.  Line an 8×8-inch pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.

Brownie layer

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.  Add in the cocoa powder and salt, mix.  Now add the vanilla and eggs, mix until smooth.  Mix in the flour until combined.  Pour the brownie batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the brownies are set in the middle.  Allow the brownies to cool.

Caramel Layer

Combine the caramels and heavy cream in a small saucepan.  Heat on medium-high heat, continuously stirring until the caramels are melted and smooth.  Pour the caramel sauce over the cooled brownies.  Chill in the fridge while you prepare the cookie dough layer to allow the caramel to set a bit.

Cookie Dough Layer

In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugars for a few minutes, until light and fluffy.  Add the vanilla and heavy cream, mix.  Now mix in the flour and sugar until combined.  Finally, mix in the chocolate chips and oats until just combined.  Spread the cookie dough layer over the caramel layer (the caramel layer should be set enough that it doesn’t give away to the cookie dough).  Press the cookie dough down evenly.

Chocolate glaze

Microwave the chocolate chips and heavy cream until melted and smooth, about 1 minute (stirring every 20 seconds).  Spread the glaze over the cookie dough layer.  Allow the glaze to set up a bit.

Carefully cut the bars and enjoy!  Store bars in an airtight container in fridge.

Start by making the brownie layer.  Cream together butter and sugar.

Start by making the brownie layer. Cream together butter and sugar.

Mix in cocoa powder and salt.

Mix in cocoa powder and salt.

Mix in the vanilla and eggs.

Mix in the vanilla and eggs.

Add in the flour and mix until just combined.

Add in the flour and mix until just combined.

Spread the brownie batter in an 8x8 pan lined with foil and sprayed with cooking spray.

Spread the brownie batter in an 8×8 pan lined with foil and sprayed with cooking spray.

Bake at 325 for about 20 minutes, until the brownies are set in the middle.

Bake at 325 for about 20 minutes, until the brownies are set in the middle.

Prepare the caramel layer.  Add caramels and heavy cream in a small saucepan.  Heat over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until the caramel is smooth.

Prepare the caramel layer. Add caramels and heavy cream in a small saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until the caramel is smooth.

Pour caramel sauce over cooled brownies.  Place pan in fridge to chill while you prepare the cookie dough layer.

Pour caramel sauce over cooled brownies. Place pan in fridge to chill while you prepare the cookie dough layer.

Prepare the cookie dough layer.  Cream together the butter and sugars.

Prepare the cookie dough layer. Cream together the butter and sugars.

Mix in the vanilla and heavy cream.

Mix in the vanilla and heavy cream.

Mix in the flour and salt.

Mix in the flour and salt.

Mix in the chocolate chips and oats until just combined.

Mix in the chocolate chips and oats until just combined.

Spread the cookie dough layer evenly over set caramel layer.

Spread the cookie dough layer evenly over set caramel layer.

To prepare the chocolate glaze, add the chocolate chips and heavy cream in a small bowl.  Microwave for about a minute (stirring ever 20 seconds) until smooth.

To prepare the chocolate glaze, add the chocolate chips and heavy cream in a small bowl. Microwave for about a minute (stirring ever 20 seconds) until smooth.

Look at that smooth, chocolatey glaze.  Spread evenly over the cookie dough layer.  Cut and serve!  Nomnomnomnom...

Look at that smooth, chocolatey glaze. Spread evenly over the cookie dough layer. Cut and serve! Nomnomnomnom…

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