Oh boy is this recipe a doozy! Caramel Chip Bars are about as tasty as it gets. This is another recipe from my sister Jessie. So many of both My Cowboy’s and I’s favorite recipes come from her. She is just a whiz in the kitchen. This is a brownie-like bar that is one of my main picks when it comes to making a dessert to take and share.
Caramel Chip Bars are as easy as they are delicious and come together in a cinch. The brownie part of this dessert comes from a simple cake mix, oil, eggs, AND plenty of chocolate chips! The caramel layer is semi-homemade, but tastes so great. Honestly it’s a filling I use in a lot of different recipes now. If I am too short on time to do a homemade sauce, I will even serve it as caramel sauce for ice cream or dip for fruit.
This is a side shot, and it’s really not the prettiest, but I really wanted you to get a better glimpse of all that caramel!
Go on and give ’em a whirl 🙂
- 1 box chocolate cake mix
- 1/2 cup oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup toffee bits (optional)
- 1 11oz bag caramels
- 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1. Preheat oven at 320 F. Mix the cake mix, oil, and eggs until combined. Add milk chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and optional toffee bits. Combine by hand. Press half of the dough into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake for twelve minutes. Cool for ten minutes before adding caramel.
- 2. While the first cake layer is baking and cooling, unwrap the caramels and place in a medium size saucepan with the sweetened condensed milk and butter. Melt over medium-low heat until well-combined, stirring occasionally. Once the mixture is mostly melted, I like to whisk it long enough to ensure there are no chunks.
- 3. Pour caramel over the first cake layer. Top with remaining cake batter by sprinkling it over the caramel in teaspoon-fulls Bake an additional 20-25 minutes. These bars are great warm or cold, but I usually let them cool an hour or two.
- If you're looking for a less chocolate-y option, use a yellow cake mix. I really, really, REALLY love them as is though 🙂