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Caramel Brownie Cookie Bars

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 1 (9x13) pan
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 1 package (18.3 ounces) fudge brownie mix + ingredients called for
  • 1 bag (11 ounces) wrapped caramels
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream or whole milk
  • 1 (2 cups) milk chocolate chips

Oatmeal Cookie Layer

  • 3/4 cup white flour
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Generously grease (or line with parchment paper) a 9 x 13 pan. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, prepare the brownies according to package instructions. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  3. Meanwhile, unwrap the caramels and put in a microwave safe bowl with the heavy cream or milk.
  4. Microwave in bursts of 30 seconds stirring for 20-25 seconds in between each burst until the caramel mixture is smooth and creamy. Be patient and microwave for short amounts of time to avoid burning the caramel.
  5. When the brownies are done (they shouldn't be cooked all the way - take them out right at 20 minutes), pour the chocolate chips evenly over the brownies.
  6. Pour the melted caramel over the chocolate chips.
  7. In another bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Mix until well combined.
  8. Melt the butter and add it to the mixture along with the vanilla. Stir until a good crumble is formed. If the mixture is too wet, add a little bit more flour and if it is too dry, a bit more melted butter.
  9. Crumble the cookie mixture evenly over the melted caramel and bake for another 13-16 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  10. Remove and allow to cool and set up for at least 1 hour or you are able to cut clean bars.