Buttery chocolate cookie topped with ooey gooey caramel and chocolate chunks, these chewy chocolate caramel bars are to die for! Drizzle with more caramel just before serving for the ultimate chocolate caramel treat!
I love going shopping, but I hate to stay in line waiting for my turn to pay. It’s not the wait that I hate, so to speak, but all the temptations strategically placed right before the cashier as you wait. If Tiffany goes for the kids coloring or story books I reach for the cooking magazines, actually for everything that has chocolate on the cover.
A while back I picked Brownies and Bars from Better Homes and Gardens. I knew it’s going to be love at first sight. Few days later it was love at first taste. Do you think now it’s the time and place to tell you I’ve made these chewy chocolate caramel bars 5 times so far? I see an addiction ….
I’m pretty sure these bars made it to the list: 1000 foods you must eat before you die
Since I made theses bars so many times, I have tweaked the original recipe each time making it a little better. Right from the start I substituted the store-bought cake mix called in the recipe with a homemade version.
Note that the recipe calls for both cold and melted butter. Use the cold one to mix with the flour and the melted butter along with some of the evaporated milk as wet ingredients so the chocolate cookie dough come together.
The second and third time I played around with the amount of chocolate chunks and the crumbled topping. I know there’s no such thing as too much chocolate, but in the same time I didn’t want to overpower the caramel layer.
The fourth time I have the bright idea of adding more caramels but that didn’t go as I thought it would.
The fifth time, learning from my mistakes, I made the most addicted chocolate caramel bars. You would think after making them so many times I had the patience to let the bars cool, but no. I cut half of them while slightly warm.
Although I’m a huge lover of chocolate treats while still warm, I have to say this time I prefer the bars the second day when they fully cooled and the caramel layer is set and chewier.
It’s just a personal preference. Either way, warm or cold, you should give these chocolate caramel bars a try. You won’t regret it!
Sending love your way,