Chocolate Caramel Bars
Heavenly recipe for homemade melt in your mouth cookie bars mixed with milk chocolate chips, caramel bits and cocoa powder!!! Perfect dessert recipe that whips up in a flash with minimal dishes and prep! See how to make this classic chocolate chip cookie dough base with fun spin off ideas like salted caramel bars, mocha chocolate caramel bars and more! Learn the secret insider tips on how to make them soft and gooey like brownies, or more flat and crispy!
- 1 cup butter 2 sticks, softened
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
- 2 eggs
- 2 ¼ cup flour all purpose
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
Stir in's :
- 2 cups Milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup caramel bits
Optional add in's
- 2 tsp instant coffee Nescafe instant coffee
- ½ tsp coarse ground salt
- chocolate syrup
- melted chocolate
- caramel syrup
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray your chosen baking pan with spray oil to prevent sticking. Remember smaller than 9x13 will make soft and chewy brownie style, and larger will make more flat, dense, crispy style.
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars together. Add vanilla.
Once combined add the cocoa powder. After mixing thoroughly, beat in eggs.
In a medium bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
Slowly add the dry ingredient mixture to the wet mixture in the stand mixer, or by using a handheld mixer, or with a wooden spoon.
Add in the chocolate chips and caramel bits
Spread dough into greased pan and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until lightly goldened. Allow to cool on a wire rack and cut into squares.
To make Salted Caramel style:
To make brownie like and ooey gooey:
To make crispy bar style:
Use a much bigger baking sheet than a traditional 9x13 baking pan. See notes in post. Since these cookies are not as thick, they may cook faster. Be sure to watch them, take out when browning begins, and always check with a toothpick!
Calories are calculated on basic cookie dough recipe, and does not include the caramel or chocolate drizzle on top.
Please refer to the post for more info on how to make brownie like or crispy bars.