Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

I was getting ready to make a batch of chocolate chip cookies when I remembered I had some caramels in the cupboard that I should use up.  I used some of them last week when I made my Caramel Magic Bars and still had some leftover. And being in a somewhat lazy mood, I didn’t feel like actually going through the motions of making individual cookies so I baked these in a 9 x 13 baking pan and then cut them into squares to add to lunch boxes this week!

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Sandie

These are the ingredients I used to make the squares.

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To start, I unwrapped all of the caramels, cut them into smaller pieces and then added them to a sandwich bag with about a tsp. of flour so the pieces didn’t just stick together in one big lump.

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In the bowl of my stand mixer, I creamed together the brown sugar and butter/margarine.

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I added the eggs and vanilla and mixed until smooth.

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Then I added the flour, salt, baking soda, chocolate chips and caramel pieces.

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Then I mixed it until everything was fully incorporated and spread it evenly into a parchment paper lined 9 x 13 baking pan.

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And baked it at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes, until it was fully browned and was cooked all the way through to the middle.

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I allowed it to fully cool and then cut it into squares to add to Chris and Dillon’s lunch cans for a nice lunch time snack.

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Recipe

Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Preparation Time: 15 minutes  Baking Time: 25 minutes Servings: 24 squares

Ingredients

  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter/margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 16 caramels, wrapped and cut into smaller pieces

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line 9 x 13 baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Unwrap caramels, cut into smaller pieces and place in sandwich bag with 1 tsp. of the flour.
  3. In bowl of stand mixer, cream together butter/margarine and brown sugar.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  5. Add flour, baking soda, salt, chocolate chips and caramel pieces.
  6. Mix until fully incorporated.
  7. Spread evenly into prepared baking pan.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes, until fully browned and cooked through to centre.
  9. Allow to fully cool before cutting into squares.
  10. Store tightly covered or in an air tight container.
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