Chocolate-Caramel Cookie Bars

Chocolate-Caramel Cookie bars
I used a brownie mix instead of cake but a gluten free cake/brownie mix would work great! Delicious!



  • 1 pkg. (2-layer size) devil's food cake mix 
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Kraft Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 1 pkg. (269 g) Kraft Caramels
  •  1 Tbsp. water
  • 4 oz. (1/2 of 225-g pkg.) Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped dry-roasted peanuts


  1. Heat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides; spray with cooking spray. Beat cake mix, butter and egg with mixer until blended. (Dough will be stiff.) Press 2/3 of the dough onto bottom of prepared pan. 
  3. Microwave peanut butter, caramels and water in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min.; stir until caramels are completely melted and mixture is well blended. Pour over dough in pan. Pinch small pieces of remaining dough between your fingers; place on caramel layer. Sprinkle with chocolate and nuts.
  4. Bake 25 to 30 min. or until centre is almost set. Cool completely. Use foil handles to lift dessert from pan before cutting into bars.
Posted on April 5, 2017 and filed under cookies & bars.