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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chewy, gooey and delicious, these Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are an easy recipe that takes simple ingredients to create an amazing dessert!

If you love cookies and you love bars, why not combine the two and make these Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars? These are super easy to make and you most likely have all the ingredients in your pantry. These are easier and take less time than making homemade cookies and you can cut them as large or as small as you like. With sweet and salty mixed together, you really cannot go wrong. If you don’t want to make cookies but want all that flavor, then you need to make this Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar recipe.

Stacked Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with bite taken out of top one.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What kind of chocolate chips are the best?

I like to use semi-sweet chocolate chips since it balances out the sweetness of the bars themselves. You can use milk chocolate or dark chocolate if you’d like though.

How many bars does this make?

Depending on how large or small you want them, they will either make 9 or 16.

Can I double this recipe?

Absolutely, just double the ingredients and bake them in a 9×13-inch baking dish. They will need to bake slightly longer.

Can I top these bars with anything?

These chocolate chip bars are great topped with a scoop of ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate or caramel syrup!

How do I store leftovers?

These can be stored in an airtight container where they will keep at room temperature for up to 1 week. They can also be frozen. Place in a freezer container and they will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. To defrost, remove to the countertop overnight.

Pinterest image of three stacked Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with bite taken out of top one.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • all-purpose flour 
  • baking soda 
  • baking powder 
  • sea salt 
  • butter
  • granulated sugar 
  • light brown sugar
  • egg 
  • vanilla extract 
  • chocolate chips  
  • caramel bits 
  • salt flakes (garnish, optional)
Ingredients needed: all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, sea salt, butter, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, egg, vanilla extract, chocolate chips, caramel bits and salt flakes.

HOW TO MAKE SALTED CARAMEL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE BARS:

Spray a 9×9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray then line with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

Dry ingredients whisked together in bowl.

In another mixing bowl, combine softened butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Mix with an electric mixer until creamed.

Sugars and butter beaten together in bowl.

Add egg and vanilla extract. Mix with an electric mixer until combined.

Egg beaten into butter sugar mixture.

Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mixing as you go until it’s all just combined.

Dry ingredients added to egg, butter and sugar mixture.

Add chocolate chips and caramel bits.

Chocolate chips and caramels added to dough in bowl.

Stir until combined.

Chocolate chips and caramels folded into dough.

Spread cookie batter into the baking pan. Spread evenly and smooth with a spatula or use your hands if that’s easier. Spray your hand with a little nonstick spray to keep it from sticking. Sprinkle the top with a little bit of sea salt flakes (optional)

Dough pressed into prepared baking pan.

Bake for 20-22 minutes or until golden and cooked to your desired crispiness. Remember it will continue cooking a little when you remove it from the oven. Once cool, remove from the baking dish and cut into 9 squares.

Finished bars in baking pan cooling.
Overhead of cut Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.

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Three stacked Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars on wire rack with bite taken out of top bar.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chewy, gooey and delicious, these Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are an easy recipe that takes simple ingredients to create an amazing dessert!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 16

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Spray a 9×9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray then line with parchment paper (this will really help with removal after baking.) Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • In another mixing bowl, combine softened butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Mix with an electric mixer until creamed.
  • Add egg and vanilla extract. Mix with an electric mixer until combined.
  • Slowly add flour mixture to butter mixture, mixing as you go until it’s all just combined.
  • Add chocolate chips and caramel bits. Stir until combined.
  • Spread cookie batter into the prepared baking pan. Spread evenly and smooth with a spatula (or use your hand). It's easiest if you spray your hand with a little nonstick cooking spray first.
  • Sprinkle the top with a little bit of salt flakes (optional).
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes or until golden and cooked to your desired crispiness. Remember it will continue cooking a little when you remove it from the oven.
  • Once cool, remove from the baking dish and cut into 9 squares then serve!

Notes

  • These can be frozen, see above on how to do that.
  • We like to use semi-sweet chocolate chips, but you can use milk or dark chocolate.
  • These can be doubled.
  • Cut into 16 smaller or 9 larger bars.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Sodium: 184mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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    1. You can see them in my ingredient photo above. They’re made by Kraft and you can find them in the baking aisle with the chocolate chips. Instead of unwrapping a bunch of little caramels for baking, Kraft introduced these a few years ago. You can google them if you need to see the packaging 🙂