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Caramel Cookie Bars Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sara France
Added: Monday, July 14, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter
1 egg
1 box (16.6oz.) chocolate chip cookie mix
2 cups crisp rice cereal
1 bag (14oz.) caramels
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375. Spray 11x7 in baking dish with cooking spray. Beat 1/2 cup butter and the egg in med. bowl with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Add cookie mix; beat 1 1/2 minutes or until well blended. Gently stir in cereal. Remove 1 1/2 cups of the dough; set aside for later use. Press remaining dough onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Place remaining butter , caramels and heavy cream in medium bowl. Cover over low heat 10 min. or until caramels are completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour over crust. Drop reserved dough by tbsp. evenly over caramel mixture. (Do not spread dough) Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 2 hours in pan on wire rack. Cut into 32 bars to serve.

 

 

 

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