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50 Best Salted Caramel Cookie Bar Recipes

A collage of Salted Caramel Cookie Bar.

Cookie bars are some of the least time-consuming and plain-sailing sweet affairs to bake. However, everything else worthy of confectionary praise in this field usually has hard-to-decipher instructions or takes too much time. The mission then becomes finding a recipe that works for you without compromising.

I mosey to the table with arms full of some of the easiest, cheapest, and most diverse salted caramel cookie bar recipes. Below, there’s a recipe for every skill level and liking. These 50 lip-smacking salted caramel cookie bar recipes will stretch your imagination and be the talk of the ball.

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1. Classic Salted Caramel Cookie Bars With Caramel Candy

Salted Caramel Cookie Bars With Caramel Candy.

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Classic salted caramel cookie bars should be about the dangerously good final product, not the toil of making a single ingredient. This recipe removes the stress of creating good quality—no, usable caramel.

Without too much favoritism, it smartly opts to use caramel candy squares and diverts your attention to getting the best cookie dough.

It’s an easy-to-follow recipe that doesn’t require more equipment than a couple of big bowls, a whisk, a wooden spatula, and some baking ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. There is no overnight chilling time required, and at a breezy 40 minutes, it is one of the quickest and most straightforward recipes.

2. Slow Cooked Salted Caramel Cookie Bars

Caramel Cookie Bars and cup of coffee.

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A slow-cooked cookie that melts in your mouth with just the right amount of firmness isn’t something you’d think achievable with a slow cooker. Color me converted because the caramel cookie bars you get through this recipe give you treats to be proud of and a fun story to share.

This recipe should be a convincing start if you have yet to experiment with your slow cooker. Don’t be deterred by the 2 to 3-hour cooking time because the magic of this dessert recipe is in patience. The method of “baking” may be different, but the ingredients and preparation consist of all the elements of an excellent salted caramel cookie bar recipe.

3. Healthy Salted Caramel Cookie Dough Bars

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What can you bake with just three main ingredients? Nothing much, but that’s all you need to make the salted caramel of this recipe from scratch. It only takes 20 minutes to prepare these fully, and you can save your electric bill because there’s no baking or cooking involved.

The recipe is for us familial bunch that enjoy “tasting” the dough just as much as indulging in the final product. The recipe’s ingredients are all-natural and gluten-free without taking a notable chunk out of your wallet. With a mere 30 minutes of chill time, you’ll have ready-to-eat delights in under an hour.

4. Fleur de Sel Salted Caramel Cookie Bars

Fleur de Sel Salted Caramel Cookie Bars.

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This recipe hits all the sought-after flavor profiles from a salted caramel cookie bar recipe. The rich and creamy essence of the handmade milk chocolate caramel should be complemented and brought out tastefully by the sea salt sprinkling, just as an excellent salted caramel cookie bar recipe should be.

This recipe comes with the usual price of most baked desserts, a hefty 4-hour refrigeration time. That, combined with 30 to 50 hours of prep and cooking time, gives you time to write out a strategy to not fall victim to eating all 16 suggested servings. Use fleur de sel as your sea salt topping for the best results.

5. Chunky Salted Caramel Cookie Bars

Chunky Salted Caramel Cookie Bars.

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Fans of Oreos, or Hydrox advocates, that like baptizing cookies in milk should be delighted with these dunkable cookie bars. This recipe should help you bake soft, chewy, and sturdy cookies that you can keep in an airtight sleeve or container for up to 5 days.

The caramel sauce sandwiched between the two layers of the meat of the cookie is virtually effortless to make. Making the caramel is explained entirely in one of the recipe’s five instructions and becomes your complete creation. Although you must use some refined sugar, it’s not that much and much better than processed, overly sweet, and salty factory-made salted caramel cookie bars.

6. Browned Butter Salted Caramel Cookie Bars

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This recipe requires 2 hours and 10 minutes to make, with 45 minutes of that time going to prep work. Although you will also need to consider the additional time it’ll take for cookies to cool completely, it is worth the wait considering that it can produce 36 servings.

If you regularly dabble in baking, you’ll only need to grab some caramel candy squares the next time you’re out shopping to replenish your baking supplies. The rest of the ingredients that the recipe requires are everyday supplies that you’re already likely to have.

7. Cookie Crumble Salted Caramel Bars With 5 Ingredients

Cookie Crumble Salted Caramel Bars and a glass of milk.

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It doesn’t get easier than this recipe with its 5-ingredient requirement. The final product is cookie bars with a crumbly topping and a gooey inner layer. With an hour of cooling time included, the entire project should take just over 2 hours.

The recipe calls for shortcuts, so you might need a quick store run to grab cookie dough, caramel topping, and pecan nuts. The formula is perfect for inexperienced bakers without taking away from the achievement of accomplishing a tasty and beloved dessert.

8. Salted Caramel Butter Cookie Bars

Salted Caramel Butter Cookie Bars.

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The base of these cookie bars is a buttery shortbread, and the salted filling is soft caramel candies and your choice between milk and cream. The simple creation process of making and dividing the dough into two, combined with making and spreading the filling between the two dough layers, takes only an hour and twenty minutes.

One of the positives of this recipe is not having to make the caramel from scratch and that the instructions are neatly split into a crust and filling section. The only downside is that it’s not shy with its calories because of the butter in them, and it’s estimated to have over 400 calories in one of the 24 possible cookie bars.

9. Sweetened Condensed Milk Salted Caramel Cookie Bars

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These densely-stacked cookie bars use sweetened condensed milk as the base of the homemade caramel sauce to give it moisture and delicious color. Unwrapped soft caramel squares are used to help save time in the kitchen, making the recipe a bit more beginner-friendly.

The recipe isn’t picky about the type of butter to use, so use any salted or unsalted butter in your fridge. The only hitch taking away from the recipe being fully beginner-friendly is its need for an electric mixer for the best results. It’s normal for the second dough layer to sit as chunks of dough over the caramel layer, so don’t be surprised; everything comes out golden in the end.

10. Chocolate Chip Caramel Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Caramel Cookie Bars and pumpkin seeds.

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The caramel layer isn’t stashed inside the cookie bar, but it is proudly run on top of the cookie bars with melted chocolate chips drizzled over the caramel layer. You wait for that new magic to set, sometimes about 2 hours.

You want to cut and store the cookie bars covered in a refrigerator. You’ll have to stay vigilant when baking these bars as they could be ready before their 22 to 26-minute baking time. Use a toothpick to poke into the cookie bar’s center to see if it pulls out clean, as its exterior color shines a golden brown.

11. Heavy Whipping Milk Salted Caramel Cookie Bars

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Many other recipes use heavy whipping cream to help correctly set their caramel layer, but this recipe’s considerable detail and slight tweaks make it worth the try. Changes like softening the unsalted butter instead of melting it leaves you with a firm, chewy, caramel-filled shortbread delight.

This recipe also gives tips and suggestions on which ingredients work best and preferable to which ones should be entirely avoided. The 1 hour and 15 minutes total time to prep and bake a dessert that can produce 24 servings should already be getting you to preheat your hungry oven.

12. Salted Caramel Bits Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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The wonderful thing about this recipe is that the cookie bars are easy and quicker than baking traditional homemade cookies. They also require everyday ingredients that even Airbnbs might have. To follow this recipe from start to finish, you’ll need all-purpose flour, caramel bits, baking soda, baking powder, sea salt, butter, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, egg, chocolate chips, and salt flakes for garnishing.

You don’t even need an electric mixer which makes the recipe ideal for new bakers who want to make something that’ll floor their recipients. The final product is cookie bars falling into your mouth more than getting bitten.

13. Salted Caramel Cookie Bars With Double Choc Chip Layers

Salted Caramel Cookie Bars with different nut toppings.

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Psst! Are you a sucker for salted caramel cookie bars but want something pizzazz? This recipe offers a thick and oozy layer of salted caramel between two glutinous layers of chocolate chip cookie dough.

There’s a perfect wrestle of sweet and sour without one overwhelming the other, and it still allows space for bakers with some experience to tweak and customize the recipe. You’ll need to use a spoon to fill a cup with the required flour instead of using a cup to scoop the flour. The latter method compacts the flour in the cup and gives you an inaccurate measure of flour.

14. 5-Step Salted Caramel Cookie Bars

Pile of Salted Caramel Cookie Bars on a wire rack.

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This recipe doesn’t attempt to wow through grand ventures while allowing you to create cookie bars that feel entirely homemade and warm. There are only five short and straightforward steps that should take you no more than an hour and fifteen minutes to complete.

You don’t need to nuke the caramel candies and can process them by combining them with water in a saucepan. You then heat the mixture over low heat and stir until the caramel candies melt. Finally, you take this homemade-feeling caramel sauce and spread it over the dough in a prepared baking pan.

15. Shortbread Salted Caramel Cookie Bars

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The tender and chewy cinnamon-flavored shortbread layers enclose a salted apple cider caramel middle to make some of the more unique cookie bars on this list. You can dive into these cookie bars immediately after taking them out of the fridge from cooling and setting them.

You’ll need a little finesse to get the same results as the recipe: good timing, adding dough pieces in all the top layer crevices, and only cutting the bars when they’ve completely cooled. The timing part allows the shortbread and caramel layers to cool some, but not completely cool, before assembling the layers.

16. Salted Caramel Cookie Bars With Homemade Caramel Sauce

Salted Caramel Cookie Bars with rasp berries.

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There’s nothing new or experimental about this recipe. Everything from the browned butter chocolate chip cookie dough to the 4-step homemade caramel has been tried and tested by many amazing bakers. The formula goes into painstaking detail to help you make the best possible cookie bars. With cooling included, the recipe takes between 2 to 3 hours to complete.

17. Vegan Salted Caramel Cookie Bars

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Veganism has come ways for a recipe this promising to exist. With caramel center and edges, a pretzel crust made with crushed pretzels, light brown sugar, melted vegan butter, and dairy-free soft and moist cookie dough, you’re in for finger-licking and belt-loosening action.

The final cookie bar appears to have a micro-crumble situation with a sticky middle. High-quality dairy-free chocolate and salt flakes make the results outstanding.

18. Salted Caramel and Chocolate Cookie Bars With Pretzels

Salted Caramel and Chocolate Cookie Bars With Pretzels.

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Pretzels are the word of the season as they add subtle crunch and a fuller salty flavor. Salted caramel cookie bars won’t feel the same when your heart calls for a less rich and embellished salted cookie bar recipe.

The pretzels are kept intact and encased in a combination of chocolate and caramel, drizzled with chocolate, and placed as the cookie bar’s top layer. There’s a lot in terms of texture and character.

19. Salted Caramel Cookie Bars With Peanut Butter and Pretzel

Salted Caramel Cookie Bars With and Pretzel.

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Unless you’re allergic to peanuts, there’s little you can fault cookies with peanut butter as one of the main ingredients. Sure, sometimes the butter can be overwhelming and hog all the spotlight, but when you get a recipe that knows how to deal with peanut butter properly, you get something like these cookie bars.

The peanut butter and pretzels complement instead of fight, and the caramel brings the team to a huddle with a shared mission: blow the numbers off your scale.

20. Salted Caramel Cookie Bars With Beer and Pretzels

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Another incredible unique recipe, some of the more cultured among us know the bliss and magic of a bag of pretzels and beer on gameday Sunday, so why not have them in one fabulously daring caramel cookie bar? The malty beer goes into the caramel layer, spread over the baked cookie bars, and capped with pretzel pieces.

21. Shortbread-Crusted Salted Caramel Cookie Bars With Pretzels

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You might be tempted to enter MasterChef after successfully making this recipe because the outcome is picturesque. The pretzel pieces are covered with caramel, and then a chocolate layer before sprinkling salt flakes have a bite on top and shortbread substance underneath.

You can break up the steps by making the crust a day or two in advance and storing it in the fridge. This should help lessen the stress of dealing with multiple rolling balls on assembling your masterpiece.

22. Salted Caramel Cookie Bars With Chocolate and Pretzels

Salted Caramel Cookie Bars on a small plate.

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Pretzel twists, whipping cream, caramels, and refrigerated sugar cookie dough is all you need to make this recipe. It has the feeling of ready-mix muffins, but it is still distinct because of the crunch of the pretzel and the flavor they bring above the salt.

While you’re at the store, bring home a bag of Kraft caramel bits, as their performance has been tested in this recipe. You should get about 25 servings if you use an 8-inch square pan and divide it into five vertical and horizontal lines. Ensure that you don’t underdo it when it comes to chilling, and give the cookie bars at least 2 hours to cool in the fridge to get that firmness.

23. Salted Caramel Apple Butter Cookie Bars

Salted Caramel Apple Butter Cookie Bars.

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This recipe adapts and improves a similar recipe to the one we saw on number 8. You also need similar ingredients: butter, white sugar, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, flour, caramels, coarse salt, and whipping cream. Apples are one of the few new ingredients that you’ll need.

The recipe also has some arsenal you can use to ensure that your dessert looks as yummy as it tastes. For instance, you can adjust and add more butter or water if the shortbread has more crumble than you bargained for. You don’t want something that disintegrates when you serve it to someone. You can also save the volume and firmness of the baked cookies by placing the ready-to-bake cookies in the refrigerator for half an hour.

24. Salted Caramel Apple Cookie Bars With Chopped Pecans

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We all know that pecans turn many good desserts into excellent ones. It’s no exception for the apple pie and salted caramel cookie bar mutant I’ve been and will continue pushing. The recipe makes for a beautiful Fall delight with a hint of Summer.

I know that I’ve got readers that enjoy a warm dessert and have a knowing, albeit present, chagrin at the thought of letting their masterstroke cool. For these souls, I only have a single word: microwave. Yes, its not going to be the same as when it came out of the oven, but if you keep a close eye for those couple of seconds of microwaving, you’ll get a refreshed cookie bar.

25. Salted Caramel Apple Pie Cookie Bars With Vanilla Paste

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Cookie Bars With Vanilla toppings.

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We all know the saying that you’re an axe-wielding macho-specimen until you wrap your apron around your waist and put the vanilla paste in salted caramel apple pie bars. Oh, you don’t? It makes sense since I’ve just made up gibberish, but this recipe is real and packed with confectionary dazzle you can accomplish in just over an hour of prep and baking.

You need a pie-type of crust dough that you’ll halve. In the first half, you’ll treat it as if you’re making a pie, spread it on the pan’s bottom, and cement it, unlike our collective New Year’s resolutions. You then add your thinly sliced lemon juiced and spiced apples over the base and cover the evidence with the other crumbly half of the dough. It’s fun stuff.

26. Streusel-Topped Salted Caramel Bars With Apple Pie Filling

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Topping an apple pie-inspired salted caramel bar with streusel sounds like the most obvious thing, but I, for one, had overlooked the simple ingredient. There’s a shortbread crust, apple pie filling, and streusel layer that should help maneuver the in-laws’ grace more than when they walked into what could’ve been a battlefield.

Don’t worry; the shortbread crust isn’t menacing. It assembles in a single step in the recipe and requires only fifteen minutes of baking without the need to chill it to move on to the next step. If you’re one for always being prepared, you can make the bars and store them in the freezer for up to three months. You only need to thaw them at room temperature overnight to have them looking fresh and ready to eat.

27. Apple Crisp Salted Caramel Cookie Bars

Apple Crisp Salted Caramel Cookie Bars.

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Three steps that made up of six lines of text. That’s all it takes to complete this recipe. These simple descriptions are toward results other recipes usually need triple the instructional steps. The only thing you need to go out and get is Pillsbury’s Ready to Bake! Salted Caramel Apple Cookie Dough because you probably already have oats, pecan nuts, apples, caramel, and coarse salt.

Another fantastic thing about these cookie bars is that they aren’t picky. You can pair them with different things, like your favorite ice cream or sharp cheddar, or lower the sweetness with some whipped cream or plain yogurt.

28. Crumbly Salted Caramel Cookie Bars With Apples and Oats

Crumbly Salted Caramel Cookie Bars with glaze.

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The recipe might sound like it simply added quick-cooking oats and apples to the regular salted caramel cookie bar recipe without any monumental new achievements. And you might be correct in thinking that, but why completely overhaul something you know works perfectly fine? The recipe manages to imbue the essence of apple crumble into a salted caramel cookie bar recipe, and that’s enough.

If you’re not a fan of all-purpose flour, you can substitute it for wheat flour, as it has worked just as well for some people. For extra points with the kids, you can use caramel ice cream as the topping instead of drizzling caramel sauce over each serving.

29. Apple Oatmeal Salted Caramel Cookie Bars

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Tart apples, melting caramel, and spices in fibrous oatmeal cookie dough make for a satisfying snack and dessert. The recipe is perfect for any weather and goes well with ice cream and running of caramel. The salted caramel is homemade but in easy steps.

Cinnamon makes everything taste better as it proves that fact in the oatmeal cookie layer of these cookie bars. Cinnamon and nutmeg add just enough spice to give you the earthy taste of Fall. Oddly enough, some bakers have said that pears worked great and didn’t complain about missing texture apples bring when they didn’t have fresh apples.

30. Ice Cream-Topped Salted Caramel Apple Bars With Walnuts

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Any baking is an excellent choice for rainy day-ins, but this recipe has been created to bring up moods and salivate appetites on rainy or cold days. In four shortest and to-the-point steps, you can make your serving of 48 bars.

The recipe isn’t too stringent on the number of apples as long as you have the right amount to cover the available surface area. Unfortunately, these bars don’t hold their shape well even when appropriately cooled. It’s one of those always memorable messy dining sit-downs you contemplate life with gratitude.

31. Soy-Free Salted Caramel Cookie Bars With Orange Zest

Salted Caramel Cookie Bars with peanuts.

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The crumbly pecan base gives a sense of familiarity with a blast of something new when the hint of orange zest manages to come through. The cookie bars taste great at room temperature or straight out of the refrigerator. Have them cold if you want them firmer and denser with a melty caramel in every bite and at room temperature if you want more crumble and sweetness.

You must be adventurous if you’ve made it this far down the list. You can try one of this recipe’s fan alternatives to caramel by using spicy caramel. Boil cardamon, cinnamon, and mace with cream and butter. Splash in some rum and let it soak all the spicy goodness for an hour.

32. Salted Caramel Nutella Mocha Brownies

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This is one of my couple of cheeky additions you’ll find peppered throughout this list. Because although brownies can be classified as a type of cookie bar, they aren’t necessarily cookie bars. Novice bakers might need to roll up their sleeves and conjure their untapped baking alchemy or let Ratatouille’s Remy take the wheel to enjoy these confectionary delights at their yummiest.

Starbucks’ Salted Caramel Mocha drink inspired this creation, but it turns the taste 11! I may have overused gooey as an adjective in this list, but these brownies are the gooiest and juiciest thing you’re ever going to lay on top of your tastebuds.

33. Salted Caramel Cookie Bars With Coffee and Chocolate

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This is a perfect recipe for people that reservedly appreciate a dessert. The 6-8 servings of the rich coffee caramel cookie bars are thinner and more compact than most other recipes on this list. You’ll have to be more meticulous when following the recipe to avoid having dry slices of what could’ve been.

For those that may be disgruntled by the small yield size of the recipe, the straightforward 5-step instruction and 50-minute prep and baking time redeem it. The toasted pecans add lovely texture and chew to the salted caramel and chocolate cookie bars.

34. Salted Caramel Bars With Double Expresso

Salted Caramel Bars on a plate sprinkled with coconut.

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This is another one of my sneaky entries, as the recipe states that you’ll make brownies with a double shot of instant expresso kick decked out with salted caramel. The texture might be a bit airier and more delicate on the tongue, but it’s as sinfully sugared as they come—your dentist’s worst enemy.

As the recipe opts for white chocolate instead of dark chocolate, the sickly flavor isn’t shy about asserting its presence. Fortunately, all of the flairs of this recipe don’t complicate the instructions, and at 55 minutes, it’s quick to prepare. Ensure to haul high-quality white chocolate to get the most delectable savor.

35. Salted Caramel Frosted Gingerbread Cookie Bar

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This is yet another masterpiece from Delish and a sneaky entry from me. I don’t consider this a caramel cookie bar, as the caramel isn’t baked into the treat. The salted caramel is used as a frosting over the gingerbread layer. The recipe also needs a pinch of cloves to help round out the aromas and bring in holiday warmness, so ensure you remember to add cloves to your shopping list.

This recipe isn’t only festive; it is quick to prepare and make, coming together in just an hour and five minutes. You need to make two or three batches as a single bunch yields about 9-12 servings which won’t be enough for anyone once they’ve tasted the goods.

36. Caramel Gingerbread Bars Glazed With White Chocolate

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This recipe reminds you to avoid being married to conventional salted caramel cookie bar recipes. You’ll want to grab tahini, nutmeg, and ground ginger and replenish your cinnamon stock to complete the recipe. The formula also includes instructions for making homemade vegan white chocolate.

It’s possible to swap this homemade glaze with store-bought vegan white chocolate that you know can melt well. You can use regular white chocolate if you aren’t much of a vegan. It’s also a considerate recipe for the sweet-toothed among us that prefer quantity with quality by providing buttons that allow you to double or triple the recipe.

37. Gooey Caramel Gingerbread Bars

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Suppose you’re a proponent of molasses and sweetened condensed milk. In that case, this recipe validates that sweet cause by requiring lots of molasses, sweetened condensed milk, and brown sugar to help keep your cavity-beckoning creations fresh and soft for longer.

The shortbread and caramel blend produces a chewy texture, making these bars filling and satisfying. The recipe doesn’t call for extra salt so that you might miss that other compliment, but they should be plenty enjoyable. Excluding cooling time, these bars should be ready and inviting in 50 minutes.

38. Coconut Caramel Cookie Bars Dipped in Chocolate

Coconut Caramel Cookie Bars with Chocolate toppings.

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Yes, yes, veganism is taking over the world, and duly so because the vegan baking recipes coming out of the movement are drool-inducing. The rolled oats in the crust and soft dates in the caramel layer almost trick you into believing that these are lean, healthy treats.

The cookie bars look thinner than your usual ones, but they are rich in every ingredient of salted caramel cookie bars. The sprinkling of shredded coconut on the chocolate-coated bars blooms the sweetness and adds a nutty and tropical taste.

39. Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Bars With Double Chocolate

Caramel Bars coated with chocolate.

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This is another great vegan recipe with just as much caramel goo as a shortbread sponge. The cookie bar recipe is highly detailed and touches on alternatives for people that prefer certain brands or ingredients.

The peanut layer is rich in texture and flavor with roasted and salted peanuts. If you can’t get enough of this layer, you can substitute the roasted and salted peanuts for honey-roasted peanuts. You can drizzle salt flakes over the chocolate layer decorating the cookie bar’s face.

40. Dark Chocolate Chips Salted Caramel Cookie Bars

Dark Chocolate Chips Salted Caramel Cookie Bars.

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It’s often difficult to find a vegan recipe that’s tasty, easy to make, and requires no obscure ingredients. The combination of dark chocolate and vegan chocolate chips gives the recipe a double-whammy flavor profile.

The cookie bars are ready to eat without rest time after 30 minutes of prep and baking. Slip the Celsius oven temperature onto Google to get a conversion to Fahrenheit and drown in the caramel and chocolate ooze.

41. Tahini Salted Caramel Cookie Bars With Choc Chips

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These tahini salted caramel chocolate chip cookie bars are vegan and beginner-friendly. The tahini ingredient adds an earthy and nutty flavor without being a danger to people with a nut allergy. This recipe isn’t only easy to follow and speedy with its 45 to 50 minutes of prep, cooking, and cooling time.

You’ll want to hunt for Maldon salt at your local supermarket to garnish these cookie bars for the best results. The stevia-sweetened chocolate chips lower the overall calorie count of the final product.

42. Vegan Salted Caramel Bars With Homemade Caramel Sauce

Vegan Salted Caramel Bars on a white background.

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Don’t worry; you don’t have to juggle making the salted caramel sauce and getting the recipe right. You can prepare the caramel sauce beforehand and have it frozen in a sealable container for up to 3 months. Unthaw the salted caramel sauce overnight to room temperature.

After you make the vegan and dairy-free dough, you divide it into two and marry the two halves with a gooey caramel center layer. The 8-serving recipe takes only 10 minutes to prep and 30 minutes to bake. You’ll have to be patient and allow the cookie bars to chill and cool overnight before you remove from the baking pan and serve them.

43. Gluten-Free Rolo Salted Caramel Bars

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You can freeze the gluten-free flour mix of the 24 caramel bar recipe for up to three months. Each serving has an estimated 131 calories with 18 grams of carbs. The flour mix uses white rice flour, potato starch, sorghum flour, and xanthan gum.

It takes only 55 minutes to prepare and bake the salted caramel bars. You can double or triple the flour mix and save the leftover for the next time you make the recipe. Ensure that you get regular-sized Rolo candies, as the smaller ones aren’t typically gluten-free.

44. Animal Cracker and Pretzel Salted Caramel Bars

Pretzel Salted Caramel Bars.

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When the oven cools and the smell of fresh, homemade treats settle throughout your house, you’ll have dessert bars with a staggering layer count of seven. This creative recipe layers Glutino Animal Cracker Grahams, Glutino Salted Caramel Pretzels, neighborhood-sweetheart chocolate chips, sweetened shredded coconut, sweetened condensed milk, tenured pecans, and enrichens the ordeal with melted butter.

Honestly, the recipe hits many flavor profiles like our now-mellowed uncle Mike Tyson. In addition to the 24-serving size, the recipe only requires 35 minutes to create and bake and ample time to allow the bars to cool.

45. Paleo Salted Caramel Choc Chip Cookie Bars

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You’ll find that this chocolate chip salted caramel cookie bar recipe sufficiently motivates the reason behind paleo being the word of the day. Although the recipe only yields nine servings, it takes 35 minutes to prepare and bake.

The salted caramel center uses dates, salted pecan, almond, or the nut butter of your choice for a fuller and richer middle. You can enjoy these while they’re still warm without having to exercise the patience of chilling them and putting them in the fridge to have over five days or freeze them to hold on to the joy longer.

46. Dairy-Free and Plant-Based Salted Caramel Bars

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Dry roasted macadamia nuts and raw pecans may make this recipe unsuitable for recipients with nut allergies. Still, they are heaven-send reprieves for dieters on a plant-based and paleo diet. The recipe requires a prep time of 30 minutes and a 40-minute cook time.

After they are cooked, you only need to wait for another 20 minutes of freezer time to have them in your belly. Once cut, each bar should only be about 180 calories with 15 grams of carbs. That’s about the same amount of calories found in a single large apple and half the carbs in said apple.

47. Vegan and Keto Salted Caramel Cookie Dough Bars

Salted Caramel Cookie Dough Bars.

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With all the benefits of keto, you can’t hide delicious and keto-friendly recipes like this one for long. You don’t need any baking time for the recipe, and you can store them in an airtight container much longer than baked salted caramel cookie bars, up to 2 weeks, and much longer when stashed in the freezer.

This easy-to-follow and quick 5-step recipe is keto-kind to your waistline and considerate to animals and nature by being vegan. It also steps up as a dessert only loin-clothed ancestors would probably eat by being paleo-friendly. It takes 36 minutes to have these made, chilled, and ready to eat.

48. Keto Salted Caramel Cheesecake Blondie Bars

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This recipe is incredibly unique in concept and taste. They are low-carb creations that are also gluten and sugar-free. This recipe yields a serving of 12 but has a button you can press to scale up two or three times without you having to do any calculations.

There’s a blondie, cheesecake, and salted caramel layer that the recipe helps you easily create and assemble. It takes 20 minutes to prep this recipe, only a couple of minutes more than preheating your oven. Besides being easy, they are also quick to make, with 45 minutes to fully assemble and bake and 4 hours of refrigeration.

49. Shortbread Cookie Bars With Chocolate and Salted Caramel

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These candy bars only take 15 minutes to prep, and this recipe is by far one of the easiest. It’s perfect for university students living in dormitories as it only requires a microwave and some microwave-safe bowls without needing any oven time.

You’ll need to grab your favorite premade shortbread cookies and ready them for chocolate and caramel injection surgery. Once you’ve taken time to microwave and liquefy the chocolate and caramel in separate dishes, you’ll have to layer them onto the cookies and wait 2 hours to cut your creations into cookie bars.

50. Salted Caramel Apple Crumble Cookie Bars

Salted Caramel Apple Crumble Cookie Bars.

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The salted caramel apple crumble cookie bar concoction has quickly become one of my favorite renditions of this recipe. The apple pie look and taste should make them a hit around the dinner table on any holiday, especially family time around Fall.

I mean, who doesn’t love that crumble? The bottom layer is a buttery cookie bar with caramel sauce, spiced apples in the middle, and a straightforward crumble top. Cut the final product into 24 squares and serve them warm with vanilla ice cream or cream and an extra helping of caramel sauce.