Sweet and Salty Chocolate Chip Bars
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Sweet and salty, Bogie and Bacall, love and marriage. Enuf said.
Serves: 16
  • 2 cup All-purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 12 tablespoon Unsalted Butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
  • 1 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup White Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1½ cup Caramel
  • 3 tablespoon Heavy Cream
  • 2 teaspoon Sea Salt or Kosher Salt For Sprinkling
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch square pan; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer, mix together the melted butter and sugars on medium speed until combined. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth. Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix on low, just until combined. Stir in the white and chocolate chips.
  4. In a medium micro-wave safe bowl, combine the caramel (s) and heavy cream. Microwave until the caramel is melted, stirring every 20 to 30 seconds. This will take about 2 minutes if using caramel squares, less time if using caramel from the can.
  5. Press half of the cookie dough into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with a spatula. Pour the hot caramel over the dough and spread into an even layer, leaving a little space around the edges. Sprinkle the caramel with sea salt. Drop the remaining cookie dough in spoonfuls over the caramel and gently spread the dough with a spatula until the caramel is covered. Sprinkle the bars with additional sea salt.
  6. Bake the cookie bars for 30 minutes, or until the top of the bars are light golden brown and the edges start to pull away from the pan. Cool the bars on a wire rack to room temperature, then refrigerate for about 30 minutes to allow the caramel layer to set. Cut into squares and serve. Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature.
(1) Can use all milk chocolate chips and no white chips for same taste result.

(2) Can use sea salt or coarse kosher salt.
Recipe by Pray Cook Blog at https://praycookblog.com/sweet-and-salty-chocolate-caramel-bars/