Salted Caramel Oreo Bars

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These sweet and salty dessert bars are packed with an Oreo crust, chocolate, pretzels and salted caramel.  You won’t believe how easy these are to make.

Salted Caramel Oreo Bars

Of all the salted caramel recipes I’ve made, these are by far the most dangerous.

Salted Caramel Oreo Bars

The first time I made them, Matt joked about how ugly they were and then we proceeded to devour the pan…. warm with ice cream.

Salted Caramel Oreo Bars

But a few days later, after they had disappeared, I decided that I simply must make them again because it just wouldn’t be fair to you if I didn’t share the recipe.  Let’s not talk about how much of both batches I inhaled.  Sweet and salty recipes just do it for me.

Salted Caramel Oreo Bars

When I decided that January was going to be Salted Caramel Month, I wanted to make some spin on the ever famous Seven Layer Bars / Magic bars / Hello Dolly Bars.  These are quite different from that but conceptually the building blocks are the same.  Oreos instead of graham crackers, salted caramel instead of sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips and pretzel pieces to replace the other toppings you may be used to (you know how I feel about coconut… just no).  Once you have your caramel, they are super easy to put together… and just as easy to eat!

Salted Caramel Oreo Bars

Serves 9-12

Ingredients:

8 ounces (~2 cups / 20 cookies) finely crushed Oreos
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
8 1/2 ounces (~1 1/4) cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 ounces (~1 1/2 cups) salted pretzel pieces
1 cup salted caramel

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees; spray a 9×9 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside
In a medium bowl, combine Oreo crumbs and melted butter; press mixture down evenly into prepared baking dish
Pour about half of chocolate chips over crust
Combine pretzel pieces and salted caramel, pour mixture over chocolate chip layer
Pour remaining chocolate chips over top of bars
Bake for about 25 minutes or until caramel is bubbling around edges and bars appear set
Allow to cool before slicing
Store leftover bars covered at room temperature up to four days

Salted Caramel Oreo Bars

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15 Responses to “Salted Caramel Oreo Bars”

  1. Joanne January 23, 2014 at 7:37 am #

    I feel like these are almost TOOOOO easy to put together. In a “let-me-make-these-every-week-forever” kind of way.

  2. steph@stephsbitebybite January 23, 2014 at 8:57 am #

    OOOOohhhhh. I just drooled!

  3. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar January 23, 2014 at 9:07 am #

    These look so yummy! Pretzels and chocolate are my weakness!

  4. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) January 23, 2014 at 10:39 am #

    oh….sweet….LORD….

    these look SOOO dangerous like….aghh I would devour this in seconds!!!

  5. Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 23, 2014 at 11:54 am #

    All these salted caramel desserts are driving me crazy!!! Now I need to add this to the to-bake list!

  6. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray January 23, 2014 at 12:38 pm #

    Ughhh, I can’t even. These are wedding diet approved, right?

  7. Shikha la mode January 23, 2014 at 3:57 pm #

    I really need to start using pretzels more in desserts – that salty kick is so good!!

  8. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie January 23, 2014 at 6:36 pm #

    Oh wow I can only imagine how awesome these would be warm with ice cream, smart man.

  9. Jamie January 23, 2014 at 6:53 pm #

    That looks delicious and it sounds so easy!!!

  10. Lynn @ The Actor's Diet January 23, 2014 at 7:36 pm #

    HELLO LOVER

  11. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction January 24, 2014 at 11:27 am #

    These sound incredible! I would love one with a scoop of ice cream!

  12. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic January 25, 2014 at 11:15 am #

    Definitely dangerous! (and too amazing) :)

  13. Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen January 25, 2014 at 4:15 pm #

    Salted caramel and oreos? Two of my favorites…Count me in! These bars sound dangerous! Pinned! :)

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