Caramel Brookies

Caramel Brookies is an over-the-top decadent layered brookie bar recipe that is full of sweetness. Brownie batter, chocolate chip cookie dough, Caramel filled Hershey Kisses, chocolate chips, and of course sweet caramel sauce. If you're looking for a semi-homemade brookie recipe, you have to give these bars a try.

a stack of brookies on a white and blue polkadotted fabric with a jar of caramel behind it


Try out my triple chocolate pudding bars, sweet potato cheesecake bars, or these pecan pie cheesecake bars.

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Caramel Brookies

These brownie cookie bars are really simple to whip up. This is a fantastic weeknight dessert, holiday dessert, or even a sweet treat to make for a potluck.

To make these a bit easier, I used store-bought cookie dough for these chocolate chip cookie brownie bars. You can use my chocolate chip cookies recipe if you would prefer from-scratch cookie dough. Seriously, if you love cookies, brownies, and chocolate, try this recipe!

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What are Brookies

Brookies are a combination of both cookies and brownies in a bar form. There's nothing like being able to get two of your favorite desserts in a single recipe!

These brookies also have caramel added to them for a whole new layer of flavor that's perfect for fall!

Caramel Brookie Bar Ingredients

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How to make Caramel Brookies

Step 1. Start by preheating your oven and prepping your pan. I find lining the pan with aluminum foil helps in making you removing the bars a lot easier.

collage of chocolate chip cookie dough in a pan with Hershey kisses on top

Step 2. Now take your raw cookie dough and place it into the pan and spread it out. Then you will top the cookie dough with Hershey kisses.

collage of photos showing how to make homemade brownies by adding ingredients into a blue bowl with spatula

Step 3. You will work on your homemade brownie layer. Add the oil and sugar in a bowl and mix. Mix in the eggs and vanilla extract. Lastly, mix in the dry ingredients.

collage of photos showing adding brownie batter to the chocolate chip cookie dough and chocolate chips on top of the brownie batter

Step 4. Pour the brownie mixture over the brookies. Then top with chocolate chips and bake as directed.

Step 5. Once your caramel brookies are baked, you need to allow them to cool down on a baking rack for an hour. Then you can drizzle with sweet caramel sauce, and grab that fork and dive in!

cut caramel brookies on tin foil on a cutting board

How to store Brookies

Brookies can be stored on the counter or in the fridge. Just make sure the bars are fully cooled down completely. Then you will slice and place in the proper container.

These bars will store for around a week. Granted the first few days of making these bars will give you the best texture! If you don't plan to eat right away, then go ahead and freeze them.

How to freeze Brookies

Brookies freeze beautifully! All you have to do is make sure the bars are fully cooled. Then slice and place into a freezer-friendly container. They will store for up to three months.

Thaw in the fridge the night before you plan to eat. Or you can remove straight from freezer and warm up in the microwave for a fresh out of the oven temperature.

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Want more simple desserts to make

  • Zucchini Bars | Here you can whip up zucchini bars that are moist, warm spices, and topped with a frosting. Slice and serve such a tasty dessert.
  • Cookie Butter Layer Dessert | This layered dessert is one of my favorites. If you like cookie butter this is one recipe I have made over and over again when we hang out with family.
  • Peanut Butter Blossoms | This is a classic cookie recipe that is so simple to make. Peanut butter cookie with a sweet Hershey kiss in the center.
  • Quick Slice Cake | This is a sweet, dense cake that's topped with strawberry pie filling and baked on a cookie sheet!
a stack of brookies on a white and blue polkadotted fabric with a jar of caramel behind it

Caramel Brookies

Caramel Brookies are made with brownie batter, chocolate chip cookie dough, caramel filled Hershey Kisses, chocolate chips, and topped with caramel sauce.
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Cool Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 bars
Calories 227 kcal



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x9-inch baking pan with foil and grease with nonstick baking spray. The foil will help remove the brookies after they have cooled.
  • Scoop spoonfuls of the cookie dough into the prepared pan and firmly press it into the bottom of the pan.
  • Place the Hershey kisses in rows in the pan. Gently press them down into the cookie dough. Set aside.
  • Add the oil and sugar in a medium bowl. Beat with a hand mixer on medium until combined.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat until the eggs are completely incorporated.
  • In a separate bowl, add in the baking powder, cocoa powder, salt, and flour. Whisk to combine.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and beat with the hand mixer until all of the dry ingredients are incorporated.
  • Pour the brownie mixture on top of the cookie dough layer and carefully spread across the top.
  • Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the brownie batter.
  • Place in the preheated oven and bake for 35-45 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for about an hour before cutting.
  • Before serving, drizzle some caramel sauce across the top.


Storage: Store these bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 to 7 days.
Freeze: You can tightly wrap these bars with 2 layers of plastic wrap, a layer of heavy-duty aluminum foil, and place in a freezer bag or freezer container for up to 3 months. To thaw, place on the counter for 1 hour.


Calories: 227kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 3gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 81mgPotassium: 58mgFiber: 1gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 49IUCalcium: 40mgIron: 1mg

(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)

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