Chocolate Chip Caramel Bars Recipe
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Chocolate Chip Caramel Bars Recipe

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I like to bring these rich goodies to parties or my husband's workplace," says Julie Tambrini of Lansing, Illinois. "The combination of gooey chocolate caramel and a crumbly topping makes them irresistible."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 16 caramels
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 282 calories, 12 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 224 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup flour, brown sugar, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 1/2 cup for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture into an 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 10-14 minutes or until set.
  2. In a saucepan or microwave-safe bowl, melt caramels with the milk. Stir in the remaining flour until smooth. Pour over crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture and chocolate chips. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 6 bars.
Editor's Note: This recipe does not use eggs.
Originally published as Chocolate Chip Caramel Bars in Cooking for 2 Summer 2005, p 37

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 282 calories, 12 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 224 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 20, 2013

These have a great taste but I had problems with the bottom crust. It never seemed to set even after baking for 15 minutes. I figured it would firm up after the total baking time, so I continued with the recipe. It never did. Even after completely cooling, the bottom was so moist that it seemed undercooked. A friend who is a chef liked them and said it was just the caramel sinking into the crust, but I thought it was too "wet". If I make these again, I might try making 1 1/2 times the dough.

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Reviewed Mar. 29, 2011

These are sooo good. Everyone from all ages that has tried these loves them. I have made them twice. The second time I doubled the recipe.

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Reviewed Mar. 16, 2011

The recipe calls for 16 caramels, they're listed in the ingredients.

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Reviewed Mar. 15, 2011

does this recipe use caramels? If so, how much?

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Reviewed Dec. 13, 2010

Dangerously delicious! The only thing I will do next time is melt the caramels in a heat proof measuring cup, it should be easier to pour the caramel sauce where you want it. I made a bit of a mess the first time.

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