While classic chocolate chip cookies are usually a big win when it comes to desserts, you can step up your cookie game by adding a few extra ingredients to make these insane chocolate chip caramel peanut butter bars.

In less than an hour, create the ultimate dessert for your next party, holiday, or just for your night in with your couch and Netflix (which we fully support).

Chocolate Chip Caramel Peanut Butter Bars

  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:35 minutes
  • Total Time:50 minutes
  • Servings:16 bars
  • Medium


  • 60 caramels (unwrapped)
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 packages of pre-made chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • Cooking spray
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  • Step 1

    Preheat your oven to 375°F and spray your baking sheet.

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  • Step 2

    Open one package of cookie dough and press into cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes and remove from oven to cool.

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  • Step 3

    Place your caramels and milk in a double broiler. Stir until fully melted.

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  • Step 4

    Remove caramel from heat and add in peanut butter. Stir until you have a smooth consistency.

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  • Step 5

    Pour caramel peanut butter over your (partially) cooked cookie dough. Sprinkle with chocolate chips, then pressed second package of cookie dough on top.

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  • Step 6

    Bake for 20-25 minutes (or until fully cooked). Remove from oven and serve.

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