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If you love caramel, these Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars will make you swoon with every nibble. Each bite of these buttery bars is sheer bliss.

Caramel Chocolate Chip Bars by a small pitcher of caramel sauce

Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

During the holidays, I make loads and loads of sweets, especially cookies. But there are times when you need a decadent treat, but don’t want to spend time with scooping and baking individual pans of cookies. That’s why I love cookie bars….and these caramel chocolate chip cookie bars were extraordinary. What took them over the top was the Bourbon Barrel Caramel Sauce that was nestled between layers of chocolate chip cookie dough. Swooning here…I just had to lick the measuring spoon AND cup.

 One Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar on a small white plate

I happened to connect with a Hoosier entrepreneur who decided to feed his philanthropic  passion by creating a line of gourmet product with the finest ingredients…and donating profits to charities which benefit families and children across the world. Best Boy & Co. offers an array of caramel and fudge sauces, BBQ sauces and mustard. Founded in 2007, they give “special attention to natural ingredients, fair trad and organic if feasible” blending in recipes to “create a unique and superior tasting experience.” I second that!

I shared these with my friends along with the raspberry streusel bars I posted last week. The gals wanted to know where I bought my chocolate, how to get this specific Bourbon Barrel Caramel Sauce, and when the recipe would be posted. You know it’s a winner when the room grows quiet as everyone is chewing their first bite…right before the deluge of questions. So even though you could use a store bought or homemade caramel sauce in this recipe, you may want to give this Best Boy product a try. I think you’ll be in heaven like my sweet girlfriends.  You’ll thank me, I promise. And Best Boy gift boxes make terrific holiday presents. I am always searching for delicious consumables for my friends and family….as most of us have too much “stuff’ already. Remember that a purchase from Best boy also contributes to helping needy families and children…it’s a win-win. 

 

A stack of Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars on a white dessert plate
 

 

Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Delectable buttery cookie bars with a boost from both caramel sauce and chocolate chips!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Yield 16 bars

Ingredients

  • 2 1/8 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons caramel sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325ΒΊ. Line an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with non-stick aluminum foil, to help remove bars from pan after baking.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda and salt together. In a second bowl, combine the butter and both sugars, mixing until combined. Add the egg, egg yolk and vanilla and mix to completely incorporate. Add the dry ingredients and mix till combined. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  3. Pat half the batter evenly in bottom of pan. Pour the caramel sauce over the cookie dough, leaving just a little space around the edges. Dollop the remaining cookie dough over the caramel. Carefully pat dough with your fingertips to distribute.The caramel will not be totally covered.
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the bars are golden brown and slightly firm to the touch.
  5. Remove the pan to a wire rack. Let the bars cool completely before lifting them out of the pan and cutting into squares to serve.

Total time: 2 hours with cooling time

Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0 Total Fat: 0g
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39 comments on “Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars”

  1. I would love to try the bourbon caramel so I can make these decadent bars!

  2. Doesn’t that caramel sound good! Sometimes I live in the wrong place. πŸ™‚ These cookie bars would get my vote any day.

  3. They sound yummy, no doubt they were a big hit:@)

  4. Caramel bourbon sauce? Oh yeah, I’m in Liz!

  5. I would go with the original hot fudge sauce.

  6. these caramel cookie barks look stunning Lizzy:)

  7. Love chocolate chip cookie bars and these sound incredible with the caramel sauce filling! I can see why they were a huge hit πŸ™‚

  8. Adobo BBQ sauce and Mocha sauce. Yum!

  9. I love Caramel anything and these sound great!

  10. Who can resist caramel sauce? So delicious and so versatile!

  11. I LOVE caramel! These look amazing. Definitely want to try the bourbon caramel sauce.

  12. I can’t decide between the bourbon caramel and the mocha hot fudge!

    • I also wanted to comment to let you know that I shared this post with my readers on my blog’s Weekend Wrap-Up today. I can’t get over how phenomenal the cookie bars look! If you’re interested in checking out the wrap-up, I’ve left the link below. Thanks for posting about this delicious sounding recipe, and I hope you have a great weekend!

      http://www.floptimism.com/2013/11/weekend-wrap-up-back.html

  13. I think you already know how I feel about caramel. πŸ˜‰

  14. Have you tried the ginger infused yet? HEAVEN!
    Great post and I can’t wait to share it with the BB&Co fans!

  15. Wow! Deliiciousness for sure!!

  16. Wow. I’m hooked. I don’t even care that there’s chocolate in there. The caramel is calling out to me. And yes, I would have been one of those women munching on that first bite silently. Although I wouldn’t have deluged you with questions. I’d just have slipped out to the kitchen and stolen the jar. :D. As far as the sauce, Bourbon Caramel, of course.

  17. These bars look wonderful and I love the addition of the caramel sauce! And man those caramel sauces look delicious!!

  18. This recipe looks awesome.

  19. Caramel ANYTHING is a favorite at our house πŸ™‚ These bars look scrumptious!!

  20. These are SO decadent!!! Delicious, omg I wanttt!

  21. mocha hot fudge

  22. Balsamic hot fudge, because I’ve never had that combination

  23. I never thought it was possible but I’m pretty sure I gain a pound everytime I read one of your posts. These look sinful. I’d love to have one right now.

  24. Bourbon caramel for sure- who could resist that? I could eat spoonfuls of caramel

  25. Bourbon Caramel or Mocha would be at the top of my list, Liz. And bravo for spotlighting a company which gives to charities and supports organic, Fair Trade items =)

  26. the balsamic hot fudge sauce, what an interesting combination. I would try that for sure!

  27. Caramel was made for stress relief. I’ll take all of the above!

  28. The carmel sounds divine!

  29. Definitely the original hot fudge sauce!

  30. Sign me up for the bourbon caramel – yummo

  31. The Balsamic Fudge Sauce is most intriguing to me.

  32. Cheers to cookie bars! Yes, ideal at this time of year. Now why didn’t I think of that? They look and sound fabulous.

  33. Lizzy,
    I’d have to get the Balsamic. My hubby would be in heaven with that one.

  34. Oooooh – Bourbon Caramel Sauce – YUM

  35. mocha sauce would be on top of my list

  36. wow..so many great sounding products..Adobe BBQ..and Mustard sounds awesome..thanks for letting me know about the site and the giveaway..cookies sound good too.

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