These easy Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with Pecans are the perfect combination of flavors. The bars are fantastic alone, in a cookie tray or warmed and topped with a scoop of ice cream.

Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

When you add caramel bits, pecans and coarse sea salt to your chocolate chip cookie bars, they become magical. They really aren’t any harder to make though.

TIP >>> Try these amazing cookie bars topped with Caramel Apple Ice Cream and homemade Slow Cooker Caramel Sauce.  Now that is droolworthy!

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

How to Make the Cookie Bars

Here is a guide to making the salted caramel cookie bars with step-by-step pictures, so you can’t go wrong. Full printable recipe card is below.

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and preparing a 9 x 9 inch baking by lining with foil and coating interior of foil with non-stick cooking spray. This makes clean-up a breeze.

Ingredients Salted caramel cookie bars

Gather your ingredients. Make sure your butter is soft.

cream sugars and butter

Cream together the sugar, brown sugar and room temperature butter.

mix in egg

Mix in the egg.

mix dry then combine with wet

In another bowl mix the dry ingredients: flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Then slowly combine the two mixes a little at a time.

Mixing cookie dough

Once cookie dough is fully mixed, add your chocolate chips and the portion of pecans that are chopped.

press cookie dough into pan

Mix together well, then press into the prepared baking dish.

add pecans and bake

Top the dough with the caramel bits and the unchopped pecans.  Sprinkle the coarse salt over the top.

Bake the Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars until they are golden brown at edges, around 20-25 minutes

Want these flavors in a different shape? Try my Caramel Cookie Cups with Pecans and Chocolate Drizzle.

More Bars You’ll Love

Here are a few more cookie bar recipes you will enjoy.

  • Easter Magic Cookie Bars
  • Coconut Bars Recipe
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars
  • Pineapple Cheesecake Blondie Bars

Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Recipe

Enjoy the pecan, chocolate and caramel treat!

5 from 4 votes
Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
23 mins
Total Time
43 mins
 
Course: cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 275 kcal
Author: Robin Gagnon
Ingredients
  • 10 tbsp. unsalted butter – softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup caramel baking bits
  • 1 tsp coarse sea salt , for sprinkling on top
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9x9 baking pan by lining it with foil and spraying the foil with no-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the vanilla and egg and mix until combined. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, whisk the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mixing well between each addition.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips and pecans. Then press the cookie dough into the bottom of your prepared pan. Top with the caramel baking bits, a few extra chocolate chips and some pecans for presentation. Sprinkle with the coarse sea salt.

  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until edges are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to completely cool before cutting for a prettier bar. Pull the cookie bars out with the foil overhang and then slice on a cutting board.
Nutrition Facts
Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 301mg13%
Potassium 117mg3%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 251IU5%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.