Skillet Salsa Verde Chicken Tortilla Rice Bake.
If there was ever a Friday treat, this is IT.
Hello… do you see that caramel dripping out of the center of these cookie bars? I mean, oh my gosh.
Nothing better! And on a Friday too, muahahaha!!
So here’s the deal. I am going to attempt to keep today’s post to the point because I am hopping on a plane in less than twenty-four hours to head off to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter with Asher… and somehow most of the fam in tow as well. Don’t ask me how six out of my nine family members also got included in this “sister’s only” trip, but they did! It’s cool though, cause I kind of like my family, and I never ever get to hang out with them as much as I’d like, so it’s a much-needed trip.
A little bummed about how the weather forecast is looking for Orlando though, like where the heck is the sunshine?!? Someone tell me that scattered thunderstorms are just the norm and that most of the day will be great.
Oh well, I am so excited to finally be taking Asher to Harry Potter World. She’s literally been talking about it all summer long, and with October arriving tomorrow, it’s the perfect time for some wizarding world fun!
And fellow Disney goers out there? What MUST we do/see/eat while we are there? We aren’t planning on hitting any other parks other than Harry Potter, but if there’s something we REALLY must see, our passes do take us to Universal as well. So let me know!! I’ll be posting all over Instagram and snapchat if you guys want to follow along! 🙂
Ok, man, already way off topic there!
Ok, let’s talk about these Mocha Caramel Crunch Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. These incredibly chocolatey, incredibly gooey… and just incredibly over the top bars. Here’s how they break down layer by layer…
…start things off with a simple chocolate chip cookie base, BUT spike it with a little instant coffee for the perfect mocha cookie bar. If you didn’t already know this, chocolate and coffee are the perfect paring.
…next comes the caramel. I don’t really feel like I need to talk about the caramel, it kind of speaks for itself, but um, I’m still going to. It’s caramel season, and guys, this might just be the best way out there to make use of it. I mean, cookies + caramel + salt. life changing.
…finally, the CRUNCH, otherwise known as semi-sweet chocolate + Rice Krispies. Yes, more chocolate, and yes, it’s everything, literally… it’s the glue that holds these bars together.
So you see? Kind of a simple idea, but yet sooo good. Caramel really just doesn’t get any better.
On little note on these bars…they are messy, but in the best way possible. The cookie base is meant to baked so that the center of the bars is slightly underdone. The caramel is meant to be the perfect state of not too runny, but definitely not solid either. These two components create one seriously mess bar, BUT trust me, it’s worth every sticky caramel smear.
OH, and how fun would these be for a Halloween party? I don’t know why, but they kind of remind me of a homemade candy bar…maybe it’s that caramel center and chocolate layer on top?
Kind of like a snickers? But in cookie form?
YES, that’s it! And better too because homemade is always best, duh.
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Cheers to Friday, caramel cookie bars… and to the start of OCTOBER! 🙂
I ran across this recipe and was going to make it. My wife said she and my daughter would do it for me my birthday today. They did. It was delicious. Especially with vanilla ice cream.
Happy Wednesday!? Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad it was a tasty one! Happy Birthday! xxT
Hi! Do you know how long the caramel sauce will stay good? I wanted to “try” and make it and give as Christmas gifts but would like to do it ahead of time if it will stay good for a few weeks. Thanks!
I would say up to 2 weeks in the fridge. I hope you love the recipe! xTieghan
Oh my goodness. I have been baking for years and years. Made these and I thought I’d never tasted anything so good!
Love your desserts….and all your recipes
Great for big families ❤️
Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am delighted to hear that it was enjoyed! Have the best weekend:) xTieghan
The caramel solidified before I could add butter- just curious why your recipe doesn’t call for water with sugar like a few others I’ve seen, maybe that could help remedy my situation? Not sure how yours was so beautifully drippy!
Hi Elaine! I am so sorry you had trouble with the caramel. I don’t like to use water as I have found the sugar to seize up on me. Once the caramel has cooled, did you try warming it and adding the cream? This usually works for me.
Whoa! It looks sooo delicious I can already feel saliva coming to my mouth! I’m not kidding! Amazing pictures 🙂
Thank you Bartek! xTieghan
Just found this recipe on Pinterest. It’s perfect!
Awh thank you so much! I hope you love this Danijela!