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Salted Caramel Cheesecake Cookie Bars

Salted Caramel Cheesecake Cookie Bars

Salted Caramel Cheesecake Cookie Bars are my new go to dessert for feeding a crowd. They are decadent and so deliciously amazing!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 355 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz Softened Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 Sticks Unsalted Butter Melted
  • 1 1/2 Cups Brown Sugar
  • Caramel Sauce:
  • 1 Cups Sugar
  • 6 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2-3 Tsp Sea Salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325.
  • Grease a 9 inch cooking pan and line with parchment paper. Coat parchment paper with cooking spray.
  • Cream together cream cheese and sugar until mixed through. Beat in 1 egg and vanilla extract until fully incorporated. Set aside.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Mix in melted butter, brown sugar, and 2 eggs. Stir until fully combined.
  • Spread cookie mix into baking pan. Spoon cheesecake batter on top. Using a knife, swirl to create a marbled effect.
  • For the caramel sauce (store bought is fine too!):
  • In a medium sauce pan, melt sugar stirring continuously.
  • Once sugar turns amber, add butter and whisk vigorously. It will bubble, but that is normal!
  • Remove pan from heat and whisk in cream. Once cream has been added, stir in vanilla extract and sea salt. Let sit for 15-20 minutes, then drizzle on top of cheesecake cookie bars.
  • Bake in oven for 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pan. Drizzle with remaining caramel sauce, divide into bars and enjoy!