Oh yeah, look at those delicious cookie bars, loaded with all the good stuff! Here’s another view so you can see all that caramely goodness in the middle
Can’t recommend these highly enough!
3/4 cups butter
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips
1 (11 oz) bag caramels bits or caramels, unwrapped
3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1 Melt butter over medium high heat. Continue cooking, watching closely, for 5 minutes or until butter foams and turns a deep golden brown. Remove from heat and pour into a large bowl. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
2 Preheat oven to 375. Spray 9 x 13″ pan with cooking spray.
3 Add brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla to cooled brown butter and mix well. Add flour, baking powder, and salt and stir just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread 2/3 of batter in pan, reserving 1/3 of batter.
4 Combine caramels or caramel bits and whipping cream in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave 1 minute and stir. Continue microwaving at 30 second intervals, stirring in between each, until completely melted and smooth. Pour caramel mixture over batter in pan, to within 1/4″ of sides of pan. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt. Drop pieces of reserved dough over top of caramel. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt.
5 Bake 19 – 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely before cutting into bars.
recipe from Land O Lakes