These cookie bars have it all. Peanut butter? Check. Caramel? Check. Oatmeal? Check. Chocolate? Check. What more could you want especially when you’re feeling down and need a little pick-me-up?

Not only are they melt-in-your-mouth delicious, but they are also super easy to make. Although this recipe is a medium level of difficulty, all you need are two bowls, a few everyday ingredients, and a little man power.

Get ready for your new go-to comfort food.

Peanut Butter Caramel Oatmeal Cookie Bars

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:25 minutes
  • Total Time:35 minutes
  • Servings:20 bar cookies
  • Medium

    Ingredients

  • 2 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup caramel ice cream sauce
Photo by Maya Giaquinta
Photo by Maya Giaquinta

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350º F.

Step 2

Spray a 9×13 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.

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Photo by Maya Giaquinta

Step 3

Add the flour, old-fashioned oats, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt to a large bowl and mix until combined.

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Photo by Maya Giaquinta

Step 4

Add the oil, eggs, and vanilla to the dry ingredients in the bowl and mix until just combined.

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Photo by Maya Giaquinta

Step 5

Stir the chocolate chips into the dough.

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Photo by Maya Giaquinta

Step 6

Microwave the peanut butter and caramel sauce in a small bowl for 20 seconds to soften the ingredients, and then mix them together until well combined.

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Photo by Maya Giaquinta

Step 7

Spread half of the cookie dough into the pan.

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Photo by Maya Giaquinta

Step 8

Pour the peanut butter and caramel sauce mixture over the cookie dough and smooth it over until the entire cookie dough layer is covered.

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Photo by Maya Giaquinta

Step 9

Drop the rest of the cookie dough over the peanut butter and caramel sauce layer as evenly as possible.

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Photo by Maya Giaquinta

Step 10

Bake for 25 minutes.

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Photo by Maya Giaquinta

Step 11

Cool completely before cutting and serving.

Photo by Maya Giaquinta
Photo by Maya Giaquinta