Salted Caramel M&M Bars
  • 1½ rolls of chocolate chip cookie dough (the 16.5 oz kind)
  • 1¼ cup quick oats
  • ⅔ cup salted caramel sauce
  • 4½ Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 cup plain M&Ms
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8x8 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine the cookie dough and oats together in a large mixing bowl. Mix well. Reserve ¾ cup of the cookie dough mixture. Press the remaining cookie dough mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  3. Mix the salted caramel sauce and flour together; stirring well. Set aside.
  4. Once the cookie dough "crust" is done, remove it from the oven and pour the M&Ms over the top of the baked cookie dough. Top with the caramel sauce mixture. Then, crumble the reserved ¾ cup of cookie dough over the top of the caramel. Sprinkle the top of the cookie dough with 2 tsp of kosher salt. Bake for an additional 20-25 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting.
For the salted caramel sauce, combine ½ cup heavy cream and 4 Tbsp butter over medium-low heat until butter is melted. Whisk in 1 cup brown sugar and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5-6 minutes, whisking frequently. Slowly, add 1 tsp of vanilla extract and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in 3 tsp of kosher salt.
Recipe by My Suburban Kitchen at