Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Bars

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Bars - Rebekah and her Ramblings.  A gooey and delectable chocolate chip bar loaded with caramel!

Sorry sorry sorry my life has been totes cray guys and I haven’t posted in FOREVER.  I have some cookies going in the oven right now and I realized the serious back log of recipes I had in my queue.  The little delight I have for you guys today is back from NOVEMBER (gasppp) and I have to tell you, it is one that is near and dear to my heart.  When I was in college, my roommate went on a kick where she made these like every week for a month when our group of girl friends seemed to be dealing with a lot of boy drama.  And there are few things better than chocolate and salted caramel when boy drama is involved.  Or maybe I’m making things up.  This is possible as I tend to exaggerate when food is involved – mostly because I like fun and interesting stories to tell you guys on my blog.  But I don’t think I am this time. ANYWAY.  These bars.  Cookies, chocolate chip ones that are loaded with CARAMEL in the middle and then more cookies – it’s like Rebekah paradise!  And they are so gooey.  And if you just underbake them (like I recommend) they stay gooey and oozy until you finish them (which was like hours after I pulled them out of the oven #DontJudge).

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Bars
Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Bars - Rebekah and her Ramblings. A gooey and delectable chocolate chip bar loaded with caramel!
Yield: about 20 bars
Prep Time: 20 minutes                    Total Cook Time: 25-30 minutes

What you need:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2.5 cups AP flour
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 10 oz soft caramels
  • sea salt, to taste (at the end)

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Bars - Rebekah and her Ramblings. A gooey and delectable chocolate chip bar loaded with caramel!Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350* and spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar, and sugar together until creamy.
  • Add the eggs, vanilla, salt, and baking soda; mix until combined
  • Slowly fold in the flour and beat until well mixed
  • Mix in the chocolate chips
  • Divide the cookie dough in half and one half into the bottom of the prepared pan in an even layer
  • In a medium pan, combine the sweetened condensed milk and soft caramels and stir over medium heat until the caramels melt
  • Pour the caramel sauce over the cookie dough in the pan
  • Spread the remaining dough over the caramel layer (I broke it down into four or five big pieces, flattened them out and spread them before laying GENTLY on the caramel) – try to cover as much as you can
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or the top is just starting to set
  • Sprinkle with sea salt and allow to cool completely before cutting

This recipe is adapted from A Spicy Perspective.

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