Delicious cookies and cream caramel layer bars
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Cookies and Cream Caramel Layer Bars

A decadent layered cookie bar that starts with a Pillsbury cookies and cream base, is topped with luscious caramel and pecans, then layered with a frosting mixture and topped with a crunchy, chocolate-y topper.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies and cream caramel layer bars, cookies and cream caramel layer bars recipe
Servings: 32 bars
Calories: 104kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 1 package 16 oz PillsburyTM Big DeluxeTM HERSHEY'S refrigerated cookies ‘n’ creme cookies
  • 1/4 cup dark unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 package 11 oz caramel bits
  • 8 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup pecans coarsely chopped
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 bars HERSHEY'S cookies 'n' creme candy 1.55 oz each, broken into pieces


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) baking dish or pan with cooking spray.
  • In medium bowl, crumble cookie dough; stir or knead in cocoa until well mixed. Press evenly in bottom of baking
  • dish. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until set. Cool 20 minutes.
  • In medium microwavable bowl, microwave caramel bits and 2 tablespoons of the whipping cream uncovered on
  • High 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth. Carefully spread caramel mixture evenly over
  • cooled bar base. Sprinkle with pecans. Cool about 20 minutes or until caramel is set.
  • In medium microwavable bowl, microwave 6 tablespoons of the butter uncovered on High 30 to 40 seconds or until
  • melted. Beat in powdered sugar and remaining 6 tablespoons whipping cream until smooth and creamy. Pour
  • evenly over pecans. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until set.
  • In small microwavable bowl, microwave candy bars and remaining 2 tablespoons butter uncovered on Medium
  • (50%) 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Spread evenly over bars.
  • Refrigerate about 2 hours or until center is firm. Cut into 8 rows by 4 rows.
  • 32 bars


Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 22mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.2mg