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Triple Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars

Triple Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars are soft and gooey and will feed a crowd. They’re rich and can be whipped up in a jiffy so they’re perfect for company or a make and take.

Slice of Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bar over a white plate with a drop of caramel running out of it. A second plate sits behind it over a red napkin.

If you love an easy chocolate ooey gooey dessert bar that is bursting with caramel, this recipe is for you! Triple Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars will feed a small army and wow the pickiest of dessert lovers.

Slice of Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bar over a white plate with a drop of caramel running out of it and the chocolate chips sitting next the bar.

This time of year those of us that love to cook and bake are the busiest of bees in our planning and cooking.

I’m always on the lookout for dishes that don’t take a lot of time to put together, are easy to make and take, and that I think will appeal to everyone.

For some reason (dessert addict) it’s usually requested that I make dessert for work parties, holiday gatherings or potlucks.

A bar ofl Chocolate Caramel Cookie sliced in half with caramel running onto a white plate.

Freaky Friday Annual Virtual Holiday Cookie Exchange arrived just in time.

The Freaky Friday blog hop is a group of bloggers that are secretly assigned each others’ blogs from which we choose a recipe appropriate for the theme. The blog that I was given was PicNic.

The mastermind behind PicNic is the amazing Nicole. When they coined the phrase beauty and brains, they showed a picture of Nicole.

Freaky Friday Virtual Holiday Cookie Exchange

Nicole has her Ph.D. in Molecular Neuroscience and loves teaching. She also loves being a wife and mother to a little boy and they live in New Zealand!

The hardest thing that I had to do was decide on one recipe from her blog. I first thought I wanted to make her Double Chocolate and Salted Caramel Muffins and then thinking I should look at something that I can make and take it like her Almond Butter Cookies. Then I stumbled, well fell hard, when I saw these Triple Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars.

Slice of Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bar over a white plate with a drop of caramel running out of it and the chocolate chips sitting next to the bar over a red napkin. A second plate sits in the background.

This recipe is going to become a regular in my household.

They were everything that appeals to us and I just loved how easy they were to put together. We had everything that I needed in my pantry and will make sure that is always the case!

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We’ve been noshing on these wonderful bars for 3 days.

They are tender, chocolatey, ooey and gooey. We’ve shared them with the neighbors and still have a couple of rows that we’re savoring.

I’ve stored them in the refrigerator which makes them a little easier to cut. It doesn’t take them any time to warm up and then pass the forks and watch them disappear!

A piece of Chocolate caramel cookie bar on a white plate. It has a crumbled top and a drip of caramel running onto the plate. A second plate with a bar on it sits in the background over a red napkin.
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5 from 11 votes

Triple Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars

Triple Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars are soft and gooey and will feed a crowd.  They are rich and can be whipped up in a jiffy too so they’re perfect for company or a make and take.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 24 bars
Author Julie Menghini

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 5 oz butter unsalted, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips I used 60% cocoa
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips I used semi-sweet because that’s what I had on hand
  • 13 oz caramel sauce my jar was just a bit under 13 oz

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F.  Grease or line a 9×13″ pan.
  • In a medium-sized bowl whisk the flour, salt, and baking powder together.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter and brown sugar together.  Mix until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition.  Add vanilla and mix until combined.
  • With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture.  Mix until blended and then fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Press half of the batter into the bottom of the pan.  Pour or spoon the caramel sauce over the batter and then crumble the remaining batter over the caramel sauce.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.  Allow to cool completely before cutting.  I found that chilling them helped with cutting these bars.
  • Store leftover bars in an airtight container.  I also stored mine covered in the refrigerator.

Notes

This recipe was created by PicNic. For metric conversions, please visit PicNic.

Nutrition

Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 92mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 0.8mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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I want to thank Nicole over at PicNic for sharing such a great recipe and Michaela at An Affair From The Heart for organizing all of our Freaky Friday events! Just go see for yourself all of the amazing recipes on PicNic. I’ll guarantee you’ll want to stay a while. While you’re at it, take a look at what these other Freaky Friday participants are cooking up!

An Affair from the Heart – Mocha Rum Balls

A Dish of Daily Life – Cherry Pie Cookies

Bacon Fatte – Mexican Wedding Cookies

The Devilish Dish – Rosé Meringue Cookies

The Foodie Affair – No Bake Cookie ~ Copycat Samoas

Full Belly Sisters – Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Hostess at Heart – Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars

LeMoine Family Kitchen – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dippers

Life Currents – Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

Mildly Meandering – Vanilla Bean Pizzelle Cookies

Pic Nic – Lemon and Blueberry Bars

Plattertalk – White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Take Two Tapas – Savory Pecan Cornmeal Biscotti Bites

Seduction in the Kitchen – Orange Snowball Cookies

Who Needs a Cape? – Almond Raspberry Thumbprints

If you love cookie bars like I love cookie bars here are a few of my favorites!

So Good Cheesecake Cookie Bars

Easy Hazelnut Cookie Bars 

Derby Pie Brownie Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter Squares

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Two photo collage for Pinterest. Top photo is a Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bar cut in half dripping with caramel onto a white plate.  The bottom photo is a whole piece with a caramel drop coming from the side on a white plate next to 3 chocolate chips. The title of the recipe \"Triple Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars\" runs through the two photos.
Recipe Rating




Avianti

Thursday 24th of January 2019

This looks so good! I love caramel and I love chocolate chip bars! Perfect combo!

Julie Menghini

Thursday 24th of January 2019

Thank you so much!

Odhikar

Friday 7th of December 2018

Those looks delicious. Thanks.

Julie Menghini

Saturday 8th of December 2018

Thank you!

Techrax

Saturday 1st of September 2018

These bars look incredibly good,

Julie Menghini

Tuesday 4th of September 2018

Thank you! We love them and they're easy to put together.

Atul

Friday 24th of August 2018

This looks so delicious. Truly an Caramel lovers delight;

Julie Menghini

Monday 27th of August 2018

Thank you Atul! It is definitely one of my favorites!

Debbie Spivey

Thursday 7th of December 2017

I just tried to lick my screen!

Julie Menghini

Saturday 9th of December 2017

LOL! Thanks Debbie!