I have literally been trying to get this Chocolate Chip Caramel Bar recipe posted for weeks. I have now made these bars four times in the last month, first three disappeared to work, family and friends. So the lesson is that these chocolate chip caramel bars are really good and go really fast. Also of note, they are pretty darn easy.
I make chocolate chip cookies ALL THE TIME but I thought I’d add some flare by making it a bar (easier) and add a caramel layer in the middle. (gooey goodness)
Voila. Chocolate chip caramel bars. I need to think of a catchier name but I got nothin for now. I feel like people in the south always have the best names for desserts. Hummingbird cake, better than sex cake, slap your mama something or other. We need to step up our game here in the midwest.
These chocolate chip caramel bars totally hit the spot, they have a slight crunch from the cookie part and the gooeyness from the caramel. It’s a great little classic combo. If you are feeling all homemade, then you can try my from-scratch caramel recipe here. No shame in going the semi-homemade route either. I love a semi homemade moment.
Heck yes! Salted caramel is amazing with these chocolate chip caramel bars. I make it really easy and then add a layer of flaky sea salt to the layer of caramel while it’s still warm and before you add the top layer of chocolate chip cookie dough.
Try a different version with brownies! All you do is switch out the chocolate chip cookie dough with brownie batter. I love this homemade brownie recipe but you can absolutely use a box brownie mix. My favorite brownie mix is the Giradhelli brand. So good!
Check out the recipe and video below and let me know what you think!
A layer of chocolate chip cookie bars covered with a layer of gooey caramel and topped with more chocolate chip cookie dough. A perfect mix of classic treats!