Cookie Brownie Bars
Cookie Brownie Bars
Mmmm Cookie Brownie Bars!
Have you ever had a day where making a dozen cookies seemed like too much effort? Today was that day for me!
I’ve been back to work for a few months now and I’m still trying to get in the swing of things. How do I get dinner on in a timely manner? When do I do the laundry? When do I bake cookies for my kids? Lol
Today Bars sounded like a simple task! Mix up some dark chocolate brownies and a batch of cookies….easy peasy right!?!Try Cookie Brownie Bars at your next gathering. #No fuss dessert. Click To Tweet
I decided to step these up one notch and add caramels and pecans to the layer where Brownie meets cookie.
I started by preparing my baking dish. Line a 9″ x 12″ x 2″ baking dish with tin foil and then lightly grease with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350°
Mix up your favorite Brownie recipe and add to the pan. This is when I added the caramels and chopped pecans.
Last step before the oven, mix a double batch of your favorite cookie recipe and spread over the top.
I find using margarine helps make them easier to spread.
Place layered mixture on a large baking sheet to catch any overflow in the baking process.
Bake most of the afternoon 😜 Kidding! It does take a long time for these to cook. Start checking around 50 minutes by gently shaking the pan. (At this point lightly lay a large piece of foil over the top to prevent additional browning of the cookie layer.) When there is no movement in the middle of the Cookie Brownie Bar insert a toothpick, it should come out clean.
These bars are gigantic and rich. If you like a less rich bar you can omit half the chocolate chips from the cookie recipe and skip the caramel layer. Also- this recipe is enough to feed a small army so feel free to half the recipe 😃
The end result….. moist, delicious, gooey and delicious!
Get your milk or ice cream ready…..you’re gonna need it!
Thanks for reading!
- 3/4 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2/3 cup butter, melted and divided
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 5 cups flour + 4 teaspoons water added to the flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 cups (4 sticks) butter, softened
- 1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar
- 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 large eggs
- 4 cups dark chocolate chips
- 1 cup caramel bits
- 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
- Ice cream
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Stir together cocoa and baking soda in large bowl
- Stir in 1/3 cup butter
- Add boiling water; stir until mixture thickens
- Stir in sugar, eggs and remaining 1/3 cup butter
- stir until smooth
- Add flour, vanilla and salt; blend completely
- In small bowl mix flour, baking soda, and salt.
- In Large bowl beat the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla until creamy.
- Add eggs and beat until smooth.
- Gradually add the flour mixture mixing well after each addition until dough forms.
- Mix in dark chocolate chips.
- Line 9" x 11" x 2" pan with foil and lightly grease.
- Spread Brownies evenly in prepared pan
- Top with optional caramels and pecans
- Gently spread cookie batter over the top of the Brownie mixture
- Place prepared dish onto a large baking sheet to catch any overflow in baking process
- Bake for 50-75 minutes until toothpick comes out clean
- Let cool for 30 minutes before slicing
- Serve with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired