Oreo and Caramel Stuffed Cookie Bars

Maybe a better name for these are straight up heart attack bars. Because that’s what’s going to happen if you try to eat more than one of these. My sister’s friends put in a request for my Turducken Cookies this weekend (oreo wrapped in brownie stuffed inside a chocolate chip cookie). Those are a lot of work, and I was feeling a bit lazy, so I found this recipe for oreo and caramel stuffed cookie bars which looked equally as unhealthy and pretty much the same flavor combinations. These were much quicker to make too.

Cookie Dough Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Filling:

  • 24 double stuffed Oreos
  • 1 cup of jar caramel sauce

Step 1: To make the cookie dough, beat together the butter and sugars. Then mix in the egg, egg yolk and vanilla. In a separate bowl mix in all of the dry ingredients, then slowly incorporate into the wet mixture. Add in chocolate chips.

 

Step 2: Spray a 13×9 glass pan with non-stick spray. Spread half of the cookie dough in the bottom of the pan and press so that it is spread out evenly and the bottom of the dish is completely covered. If the dough is too sticky, spray your hands with nonstick spray first.

Step 3: Spread out the Oreos on top of the dough in a 4 x 6 placement. And yes, it’s time for the fall nail polish colors to start making an appearance. Essie’s ‘Smokin Hot’ is my go-to gray.

Step 4: Now comes the heart attack part. Take the jar of caramel sauce and pour it all over the Oreos and cookie dough. Yeah, it is too much, but keep doing it.

Step 5: Spread the remaining cookie dough on top. It’s easier if you spoon small drops of the dough on top and it will spread out when it bakes in the oven. Put in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes. I had to take a mid-bake in the oven shot just so you could really see how gross this is looking. And by gross, I mean delicious.

When it comes out, if you want to get even grosser and cross that line between unhealthy and just unnecessary … spread some of the remaining chocolate chips on top.


 

You should let them sit out to settle and cool for a while before serving … or you could dig right in like we did and this is what it looks like.

And  there you have it. Heart attack in a pan. These were a huge hit this weekend. None leftover for coworker cookie Tuesday, but I’m pretty sure if I brought these into work I could be liable for the lack of productivity these bars would cause with afternoon sugar crashes. These bars would definitely be a contender for one of those Man vs. Food shows. Just to be extra disgusting, we paired these with some Friendlys full-fat ice cream this weekend. Everyone survived 🙂