CHIPS AHOY! Chewy Caramel-Pretzel Bars

These chewy and chocolatey bars combine sweet chocolate chip cookies, creamy caramels and salty pretzels into a dessert bar that everyone will pick.

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Prep time:

0 min

Total time:

0 min

Servings:

0

Ingredient list

  • 36 CHIPS AHOY! Cookies, divided
  • 1 pkg. (11 oz.) caramels
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. milk
  • ⅔ cup EACH semi-sweet chocolate chips  and white chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup coarsely broken pretzel twists

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Recipe Tips

1

Heat oven to 350°F.

2

Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan; spray with cooking spray. Chop 4 cookies; place in small bowl. Set aside.

3

Place remaining cookies in single layer on bottom of prepared pan, cutting or breaking cookies if necessary to evenly cover bottom of pan. Chop any unused cookie pieces; add to chopped cookies in bowl. Reserve for later use.

4

Cook caramels, butter and milk in saucepan on medium-low heat until caramels are completely melted, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.

5

Pour caramel sauce over cookies in prepared pan; spread to evenly cover all cookie pieces.

6

Bake 16 to 18 min. or until caramel sauce is bubbly.

7

Top dessert with chocolate chips; let stand 2 to 3 min. or until melted. Use tip of knife to gently swirl melted chocolate onto caramel topping.

8

Sprinkle with broken pretzels and reserved cookie pieces; press gently into top of dessert with back of spoon to secure. Cool 10 min. Use foil handles to transfer dessert from pan to wire rack; cool completely before cutting into bars.