Chocolate Caramel Streusel Bars

Thank you for all the wonderful thoughts and prayers for my family. It’s been quite a week. Can you believe I haven’t baked anything in 2 weekends??? That’s got to be a record for us! Good thing I had this one done a couple of weeks ago…

How is it that most of my posts are of desserts? I mean, it’s not like we don’t eat other things. I do cook every day for my kids. Why don’t I post those things? I’ll work on that. But until then, I have another fantastic cookie bar recipe for you. I found this one in my Favorite name Brand Eagle Brand Cookies and Bars Cookbook. I also got the recipe for my Two-Tone Cheesecake Bars from this one and those were amazing. This one didn’t disappoint either. It was yummy!

2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup cold butter, divided
3/4 cup chopped nuts (any kind)
24 caramels, unwrapped
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk.

– Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
– In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and egg. Cut in 1/2 cup butter until crumbly. Stir in nuts.
– Reserve 2 cups crumb mixture. Press remaining mixture firmly on bottom of greased pan. I used a 13×9 but then had to double this recipe. So next time I would use an 8×8 pan.

– In a heavy saucepan over low heat, melt caramels and remaining 1/4 cup butter with sweetened condensed milk.

– Pour over crust. – Top with remaining crumb mixture.
– Bake for 20 minutes or until bubbly.
– Cool

Chocolate Caramel Bars (this is what I made) –
Melt 2 (1 ounce) squares of unsweetened chocolate with caramels, sweetened condensed milk and butter. Proceed as directed above.


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  1. Is it wrong to totally want one of these for breakfast?

  2. I’m sorry about your grandfather! It’s so sad have to say goodbye to a special relative! I hope you and your family are better!

    This recipe looks delicious! I’ll make it for sure!

  3. Beautiful bars! I wish I had one right now!

  4. I definitely like the chocolate version…..but then chocolate and caramel always tastes so very good together. 😉

    I post of ton of desserts myself….mainly because they are easy to take time out to photograph. Dinner is more time pressed juggle…ehehehe.

  5. Oh I WANT one – NOW! Your pictures make my mouth water – the ingredient list tells me these are more than wonderful! So glad you shared….trust you’re feeling (ha…I was going to say lighter, but maybe not with these bars in the house huh?) better this week….take good care and keep looking up.

  6. How fun! Those bars look delicious! I am glad I stopped by your blog today. By the way, I have a contest giveaway on my blog you might find fun. Take a look.

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  8. Maybe you post the baking goodies because it is more fun and they taste These look amazing. You definitely have an eye for the chocolately, yummy desserts:) I am glad!

  9. these look SPECTACULAR! thanks for sharing 🙂
    love this, love you! .meg

  10. WOW!! Pass me one or better yet just send me the whole pan. These look and sounds AMAZING!!

  11. I love coming to your blog to see what you have been up to. I awarded you the stylish blogger award.


  12. You has me at Streusel LOL I love them sooo good! And you have an adorable little helper there 🙂

  13. I am your newest follower and I promise I will back again and again. YOU HAVE SOME AWESOME STUFF HERE!

  14. oh my these look rich and delicious

  15. Oh wow… these look so yummy and rich!! I’ll have to try them for sure. Thanks for linking up for Tasty Tuesday this week! 🙂

  16. WOW. These look incredible. I will defiantly be making these for my husband, who loves caramel.

  17. Yum! These look great! Posting

  18. Wish all of the network of friends have a new start .

    hope you have a great 2011. Thanks for the link, sweetie!
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  19. Oh YUMMMY!!!!

  20. These look great! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. Following you from Melt in your Mouth list.

  21. Yummy! This is something my daughters can’t resist! Glad that I found this on It’s a Keeper Thursday! Thanks for sharing!

  22. These look just like the bars one of my favorite bakeries makes. Yum!

    I’d love for you to share this recipe on my linky for Sweet Tooth Friday.

  23. These look yummy Erin!

  24. These look amazing and dangerous. I love caramel. Thanks for posting!

  25. These sound delicious. I’m your newest follower. I would love it if you linked your project up to my link party on Monday.
    More The Merrier Monday.

  26. OMG those look so tempting! Chocolate and caramel, does it get any better??

  27. 7 layer bars are one of the ‘must do’ holiday treats and this looks to be a pretty tasty variation. Thanks for sharing.

  28. These look super delish
    Thanks so much for sharing

  29. SO yummy 🙂 love streusel bars!

  30. Those sound amazing! I’ve decided that I could add sweetened condensed milk to anything – and I do mean ANYTHING – and it would be awesome! Great job, thanks for sharing!

  31. It’s totally not wrong to want this for breakfast.

  32. These look heavenly!

  33. Thanks so much for linking to THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS… we are already enjoying a ton of recipes, so make sure to stop back by and see all the different CHOCOLATE recipes! It’s gonna be one SWEET week of all CHOCOLATE!

    And don’t forget to come back next week for “HIDDEN INGREDIENT”… “What can you hide in your recipes?”

  34. No doubt! This Chocolate Caramel Streusel Bars are luscious! My friend gave us this dessert last Halloween. Thankfully, I came across this blog. I have an upcoming family event with my kids this coming weekend- we will definitely make this dessert!

  35. Wow, these look sooooo good!