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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

It's almost impossible to resist soft, chewy, chocolate chip cookie bars made with a gooey caramel layer on the inside!

Ingredients

  • 250g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 396g sweetened condensed milk
  • 10 ounces soft salted caramel candy, unwrapped (about 40 pieces)

Steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with foil and coat liberally with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, use an hand mixer to combine the butter and both sugars on medium speed for 2 minutes until fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs, vanilla, salt and baking soda and continue mixing until smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  4. Turn the speed to low and add the flour until combined.  Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Press half the dough into the prepared pan.
  6. Add caramels and sweetened condensed milk into a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 20 seconds at a time, mixing each time until smooth.
  7. Pour the caramel mixture on top of the dough in the pan and drop the remaining dough evenly in teaspoon-size amounts on top of the caramel.
  8. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the centre is just set.
  9. Allow to cool completely in the pan before cutting into bars.