chocolate chip caramel bars

I stumbled upon this recipe on pinterest and it totally caught my attention.  I love chocolate chip cookies and caramel is my absolute weakness.  I’ll always take caramel over chocolate on my sundae and chocolate covered caramels are my absolute favourite in boxes of chocolate.  I knew this recipe was gonna be a win.The recipe is from Two peas and their pod and they have a foolproof recipe for caramel by just using caramels and heavy cream.  Unfortunately I can’t find those individually wrapped caramels in Spain so I just made my own caramel sauce.

Chocolate Chip Caramel Bars from www.laughlovekiss.comI haven’t had the best track record with caramel in the past cause I usually burn it or take it off too soon.  I found this recipe on Epicurious and figured it was pretty detailed so I thought I’d give it a try.  I followed it to a tee and I got edible caramel on the first try. The caramel looked a little dark to me but it really was perfect in this bar because it wasn’t overly sweet however I’d make a lighter caramel if I were to use this sauce in a different recipe like for ice cream sundaes.

Chocolate Chip Caramel Bars 4I totally went overboard with the caramel and I’ve reduced the quantity in the recipe so that you actually get the cookie part too.  My bars should just be called caramel bars and they may not be the prettiest to photograph but they were amazing especially if you love caramel.

Chocolate Chip Caramel Bars 3These chocolate chip caramel bars come together quickly and if you use the easy method of caramel it’s even easier.  These will be loved by young and old (but especially old cause of the salty+sweet factor) and will disappear off of your dessert table in no time.  You should definitely give these a try cause they’re totally worth the calorie overload.

Chocolate Chip Caramel Bars
The perfect combination of chocolate chip cookies and salted caramel in cookie bar form!
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Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
  1. 1/2 cup caramel sauce (recipe here)
  2. 2 1/8 cups / 266 gr. all purpose flour
  3. 1/2 tsp. salt
  4. 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  5. 12 Tbsp. / 170 gr. unsalted butter, melted
  6. 1 cup / 200 gr. light brown sugar
  7. 1/2 cup / 100 gr. granulated sugar
  8. 1 large egg
  9. 1 large egg yolk
  10. 2 tsp. vanilla paste
  11. 2 cups / 264 gr. milk chocolate chips
  1. Make the caramel first. I followed this caramel recipe.
  2. Preheat oven to 325°F/160°C and spray a glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. I used a glass pyrex dish that was 10 inches by 7 inches.
  3. In a bowl stir together the flour, salt, and baking soda.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer add the sugars and the melted butter. Mix with the paddle attachment on low until combined.
  5. Increase the speed on your stand mixer by one and add the egg, yolk, and vanilla and mix until creamy and smooth.
  6. Bring the mixer down to the lowest setting again and slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  7. Add the chocolate chips and mix until incorporated.
  8. Divide the cookie dough and spread half on the bottom of the prepared pyrex dish.
  9. Pour 1/2 a cup of caramel sauce on top and don't be tempted to pour more on because a little goes a long way in this recipe.
  10. Very Important: sprinkle Maldon salt to your taste and don't be shy because the salt is what takes it over the top.
  11. Then add small dollops of the cookie dough evenly on top of the caramel sauce. I used a small ice cream scoop but you could use a teaspoon. I then slowly used my finger to spread out the cookie dough over the caramel until the caramel is covered. This takes a little bit of patience and it was the "hardest" part of the recipe but completely doable.
  12. Very Important: Sprinkle more Maldon salt on top.
  13. Bake for 30 to 38 minutes or until the cookie top is golden brown.
  14. Let cool on a baking rack.
Adapted from Two Peas and their Pod
Chocolate Chip Caramel Bars 7Then you add ice cream and die!


  1. Cristina says:

    Yes I did! Sorry for that, although those bars look sinful and insanely delicious. Chubby sticks are really the best and some look great mixed with Nars Orgasm lipgloss… A trick from the girl at the counter. Another one of my favorites Pop Life! As for the limited editions, sounds tempting but I’m on a need to finish what I have or at least I’m trying!

  2. Cristina says:

    Mars chubby sticks rock especially Dragon girl and for the winter Cruella. I’ve got my own little collections

    • Carla says:

      I think you meant to put this in the beauty bliss: summer edition post! Nars has a great three chubby stick limited edition with neutral colours that comes in a great case and it’s only 38 euros. You’re getting 3 for the price o 1.5 sticks!

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