Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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This recipe for Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars is not a joke. These bars are so decadent with the goodness of salted caramel sauce sandwiched between two layers of the best chocolate chip cookie dough you’ll find. They do create a magical effect on chocolate lovers because the flavor of homemade salted caramel recipe makes this whole dessert that much fun. Be mindful of using only sea salt and not a table or Kosher salt. These delicious bars are perfect to serve at family gatherings, picnic, potluck or even as a side with a cup of coffee. Eat these bars on their own or crumble them over a layer of pudding in a dessert bowl along with fruits and nuts if you want. Fun desserts like these yummy bars always add a touch of excitement to your brunch menu because they have delicious ingredients that everyone enjoys eating. This recipe is also very convenient to make using fairly inexpensive ingredients and takes a little time to prepare especially when you have an event planned at the last minute.

There are so many ways to make this recipe interesting like adding mint chocolate chips, mini marshmallows or toffee bits for a slightly different flavor. You could also add coconut flakes, raisins or even toasted nuts to give these bars a healthy twist. As a healthier alternative in this recipe, you can replace the regular all-purpose flour with gluten-free flour if you wish. In the place of regular semi-sweet chocolate chips, you can substitute dark chocolate or bittersweet chips with at least 70 percent or more cacao in it. Dark chocolate is full of anti-oxidants and essential nutrients like magnesium and iron, as well it has less sugar content and goes through minimal processing when compared to the semi-sweet chips.

When making the caramel sauce, always bring the cream to room temperature or warmer if possible. If not, the caramel sauce could harden up and not yield the best results. When you’re cooking the caramel, you want to look for that lovely amber color. Don’t let it cook for too long as it might get too dark or it could burn ruining the taste. The caramel when hot has a thinner consistency but will firm up once cooled. You can add sweetened or unsweetened condensed milk to this freshly prepared caramel sauce just before you start filling the cookie dough.

Thank you to Michelle at the Brown Eyed Baker food blog for sharing this fantastic Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars recipe with us. Do check out Michelle’s blog for more simple dessert recipes that are easy and delicious to make. You'll never be able to believe the flavors of chocolate thrown together with salted caramel into one easy and delicious dessert. These homemade bars are so delicious that you’ll forget about store-bought desserts. These bars are pretty versatile and one of the most simple dessert recipes ever. Make these chocolate chip bars and enjoy with your friends and family today!

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