How I haven’t posted my recipe for Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars in two and a half years of blogging I’ll never know. Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are a soft, chewy and ooey gooey chocolate chip cookie baked in a slice pan with a thick layer of sweet and buttery caramel running through the middle. These are the ultimate ooey gooey, comfort food recipe.
I’m a little ashamed to admit that these cookie bars were my go to recipe to make all the time. I made caramel cookie bars almost every week for at least a year or two before I began really getting into recipe development for Lights, Camera, BAKE!. Of course once you begin blogging you don’t repeat recipes as much as you would have otherwise (my freezer is already overflowing) so I ended up not make these bars for long while. So long in fact that I forgot I hadn’t even shared the recipe with you all!
I’ve remedied that today and you’ll be pushed to find a gooier and more comforting sweet treat. The cookie bars set on the outside while the buttery caramel filling keeps the center soft and gooey with a slightly under baked feel to the bars.
The recipe is truly very simple to make and comes together in less than 15 minutes. There are two ways to enjoy this dessert. Allow the bars to set in the fridge for nice clean – but still gooey – slices or dig right on in with a big spoon while watching Stranger Things! Have you seen season two yet?
A huge thank you to everyone who entered the Homemade Cookie Cookbook Giveaway! This was the first giveaway Lights, Camera, BAKE! has have ever run and I had so much fun it definitely won’t be the last! I will announce the winner in the next post so watch this space.
- 200 g Butter Softened
- 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 Cups Sugar
- 2 Large Eggs
- 2 Tsp Vanilla Essence
- 2 and 1/4 Cups Flour
- 1 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
- Caramel Filling;
- 1 Tin Condensed Milk
- 50 g Butter
- 1/4 Cup Golden Syrup
- 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
Place the condensed milk, butter, golden syrup and brown sugar in a saucepan over a medium heat.
- Stir and wait for the butter and brown sugar to dissolve.
Bring it nearly to the boil then remove from the heat. Allow the caramel to cool while you make the chocolate chip cookie bars.
Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease a 9x13 baking tin with butter or non stick cooking spray.
Beat the butter, brown sugar and sugar together.
Add in the eggs and vanilla essence and beat until smooth.
Add in the flour and baking powder and mix. Finally add the chocolate chips and mix together.
Spread half of the chocolate chip cookie dough in an even layer in the base of the prepared pan.
Spread over the caramel.
Top with the remaining cookie dough in little blobs.
Bake for 20-30 minutes. The top and sides will be golden and set but the middle will wobble.
Place in the fridge until set completely to cut into neat squares or dig in with a spoon straight from the oven!