Chocolate Chip Caramel Cookie Bars

 

Chocolate Chip Caramel Cookie Bars are SO good with a sweet, gooey, caramel center! | MomOnTimeout.com

 

 “I believe in love the verb, not the noun.” –Greg Behrendt

Original site source, click here.  Thank you to my friend Julie, who shared this recipe with me.

Ingredients for Caramel Filling
  • 11 oz bag vanilla caramels
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 Tbls butter
Cookie Dough
  • 1½ sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 c light brown sugar
  • ½ c creamy peanut butter
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 Tbls vanilla
  • 2 c flour
  • 1 c old fashioned oats
  • 2½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 c chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 9×13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  3. Unwrap caramels and place in a small saucepan with butter and sweetened condensed milk.
  4. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until caramels have fully melted and the mixture is nice and smooth
  5. Cream butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl. Add peanut butter and continue mixing.
  6. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each egg. Add in vanilla.
  7. Combine flour, oats, baking powder, and salt in a small mixing bowl.
  8. Add the flour mixture slowly stirring until well combined.
  9. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  10. Spread ⅔ of the dough on the bottom of the pan.
  11. Slowly pour caramel mixture evenly over the dough.
  12. Drop the remaining dough on top by the teaspoon.
  13. Bake for about 30 minutes. Let cool completely and then cut into bars.
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