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Peanut Butter and Caramel Cookie Bars

Dee-licous bars with a peanut butter cookie base, and topped with dreamy caramel sauce and two types of chocolate. Dreamy. ♡

Peanut Butter Caramel Cookie Bars- Table for Seven

My dear husband found this recipe way back in 2013. After making them just once, we all fell head over heals in love with them. You will too..guaranteed.

Ingredients List:

  • Butter
  • Peanut Butter
  • Sugar: both white & brown
  • Egg
  • Flour + Baking powder + Baking soda
  • Baking Chips ( 3 kinds!): Peanut butter, Semi sweet and White chocolate
  • Vanilla
  • Caramel sauce
Peanut Butter Caramel Cookie Bars- Table for Seven

Butter: Be sure it’s softened!

Peanut Butter: Creamy. I do recommend using a “regular” peanut butter for baking. While I love natural peanut butters, they do have more oil, which could affect the consistency of your bars.

Sugars: You will need both white sugar and brown sugar. If desired, you can subsiture the brown sugar with coconut palm sugar.

Caramel Sauce: Homemade or store bought can be used.

Peanut Butter Caramel Cookie Bars- Table for Seven

Build Your Layers:

  • First, make the dough for the bottom layer. Spread it evenly into a greased baking dish and bake. Once baked, remove from oven and let it cool completely.
  • Next Layer: In a saucepan, melt the caramel sauce and peanut butter until smooth. Spread that lovely mixture on top of your cooled bottom layer. Let it cool and set for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  • Once set, melt both the white chocolate and regular chocolate chips until smooth. Spread it on top of the set caramel layer.
  • Again, let it set in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. This is the last step before serving. So, if desired, you can leave them in the refrigerator until your are ready for them.
Yield: 12-15 bars

Peanut Butter and Caramel Cookie Bars

Peanut Butter Caramel Cookie Bars- Table for Seven

Peanut Butter Caramel Cookie Bars- Dee-licous bars with a peanut butter cookie base, and topped with dreamy caramel sauce and two types of chocolate. Dreamy. ♡

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter baking chips
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup caramel sauce
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 baking pan.


      1. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
      2. In a mixing bowl, beat sugars and butter until fluffy. Add in peanut butter, egg and vanilla.
      3. Slowly add dry ingredients into peanut butter mixture. Mix until combined.
      4. Fold in peanut butter chips and chocolate chips.
      5. Spread batter into prepared pan and bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Let it cool completely.


      1. In a small saucepan, melt peanut butter with caramel until smooth. Spread over cooled cookie base.
      2. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to set.


    1. In a clean saucepan, melt white chocolate chips and chocolate chips until smooth. Spread over caramel.
    2. Refrigerate for an additional 30 minutes until set before serving.
    3. Keep leftovers in a covered container.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 394Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 281mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 3gSugar: 32gProtein: 9g

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