Salted Caramel Cookie Bars

Salted Caramel Cookie Bars feature two layers of chocolate chip cookie sandwiching a thick layer of easy salted caramel for the perfect salty sweet treat. No mixer required!

Yield: 9 large or 16 small bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook: 30 minutes

Salted Caramel Cookie Bars feature two layers of chocolate chip cookie sandwiching a thick layer of easy salted caramel for the perfect salty sweet treat. No mixer required!

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Salty sweet perfection!!
Texture: The cookie is oh so soft, chewy, and slightly gooey and the caramel sandwiched in the middle is ridiculously thick and sticky in the best possible way.
Ease: Easy peasy! You don’t need a mixer and we’re cheating slightly with the caramel.
Appearance: Those layers of sweet goodness get my mouth watering every time.
Pros: Total comfort food.
Cons: None!
Would I make this again? YES. These bars happen to go great with ice cream if you’re feeling particularly sinful.

Salted Caramel Cookie Bars feature two layers of chocolate chip cookie sandwiching a thick layer of EASY salted caramel for the perfect salty sweet treat. No mixer required!

I’m about to hop on a plane!

I’m headed to Kansas City for the Chopped Conference where I’ll be co-hosting the Food Blog Success Summit with conference organizer Marly and one of my favorite bloggers Kathryne. I am SO excited. Often times food blogging as a full-time job involves lots of baking, cleaning, photographing, and staring at the computer completely by myself for hours on end. Most of the times it’s beyond awesome. But sometimes it can be a little lonely so I’m thrilled to see the faces of all the lovely bloggers you probably know and love. Woohoo!

Salted Caramel Cookie Bars feature two layers of chocolate chip cookie sandwiching a thick layer of EASY salted caramel for the perfect salty sweet treat. No mixer required!

I am actually really sad that I didn’t save one of these Salted Caramel Cookie Bars for the plane. Sometimes having a little treat is the only highlight of a boring plane ride. I’ll have to resort to overpriced airport candy because these cookie bars did not last long. Not surprising considering they are incredible. The perfect combination of sweet flavors and chewy gooey textures. I hope you’ll make them soon!

Salted Caramel Cookie Bars feature two layers of chocolate chip cookie sandwiching a thick layer of EASY salted caramel for the perfect salty sweet treat. No mixer required!

The full Salted Caramel Cookie Bar recipe can be found on Imperial Sugar’s website!

This post was written by me on behalf of Imperial Sugar. All text, photos, and opinions provided are my own.

How to make
Salted Caramel Cookie Bars

Yield: 9 large or 16 small bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Salted Caramel Cookie Bars feature two layers of chocolate chip cookie sandwiching a thick layer of easy salted caramel for the perfect salty sweet treat. No mixer required!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 sticks (6 ounces) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup Imperial Sugar Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 1/2 cups (6.75 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups (9 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 11 ounces caramel candy squares, unwrapped
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Flaked sea salt
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Alicia — October 14, 2015 at 5:10 am

    These look absolutely incredible Tessa! I want to make them right now!!

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    Kristina — October 14, 2015 at 6:14 am

    They look delicious, I’m dreaming about them right now, trying to imagine how it would feel to eat one. I guess I’ll have to make them to know for sure.

  3. #
    Sarah | Broma Bakery — October 14, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Excuse me while I drool. Have so much fun at Chopped!

  4. #
    [email protected] — October 14, 2015 at 7:59 am

    I’m in the airport right now, heading for Kansas City! Excited to attend your Food Blog Success Summit tomorrow.

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    Dani Mendocha | Styled Variety — October 14, 2015 at 9:20 am

    These bars look like absolute perfection! The caramel layer just puts them on a whole new level of delicious! 🙂

    — Dani | http://www.styledvariety.com

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — October 14, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    Oh. My. GOODNESS! Look at that caramel just trying so hard to not ooze all over the place. I can only imagine how incredible these would be with a scoop of ice cream on top.

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    Joanne — October 18, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    These bars look sinfully good!! I love all of the caramel!

  8. #
    Kami — October 19, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    I can’t wait to make these cookie bars! They sound and look amazing. Also, your photos are gorgeous… I can’t stop my mouth from watering!  I would be honored if you checked out our conference and affiliate program.  We need awesome bloggers like you! http://www.foodbloggingconference.com/become-an-affiliate/

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    Debbie — October 22, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Hi Tessa! I’ m doing these beauties tomorrow, I have a question: there is no baking powder in the ingredients of the cookies sandwich, am I right?? Can’t wait to eat the whole bunch! Thanks!

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    Lisa McKeown — July 1, 2016 at 10:51 am

    What brand of caramels did you use. I used the square ones that are a harder caramel in a recipe and they hardened up after they were baked and cold.

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    victoria ojeda — October 16, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    do you need to line them with foil? i made them for yhe second time and so delicious, however, I feel as if the foil makes it messier. Can they just be added directly into dreased pan?

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      Tessa — October 16, 2016 at 6:33 pm

      I find the opposite to be true, but if you prefer no foil then go for it!

  12. #
    Connie — April 27, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    I have searched but can’t find this recipe—

  13. #
    Jennifer — May 10, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    I am having trouble finding the recipe for these, I am super bummed!!!!!! They look amazing! HELP!!?

  14. #
    Ellen Crawford — May 10, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Where is the recipe?!

  15. #
    Bet — September 25, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    for those having trouble finding recipe. right under list of ingredients it says directions, under that it says click here for full recipe directions. you click that and the directions are on the right.

    I am making these in a week for a special Sunday at church, I will be back to review. thanks for what looks to be a perfect carmel recipe

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    Donna — February 10, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Would like to substitute gluten free flours.Could you recommend what flours to use. Thank you.

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