Prep Time
24 Mins
Cook Time
1 Hour 5 Mins
Yield
2 dozen

Pockets of caramel goo are the highlight of these showy bar cookies. For an over-the-top dessert, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle with caramel sauce.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; stir well. Combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to butter mixture, stirring just until blended. Fold in chopped candy bars.

Step 2

Spoon batter into a greased aluminum foil-lined 13" x 9" pan coated with cooking spray, allowing foil to extend over ends of pan. (Pan will be very full.) Spoon dollops of dulce de leche over batter; swirl slightly into batter with a knife. Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 5 minutes. Remove to a wire rack, and cool completely. (This may take several hours.) Use foil to lift uncut brownies out of pan. Peel foil away from sides of uncut brownies, and cut into bars.

Step 3

*Find dulce de leche with other Mexican ingredients or on the baking aisle.

Ratings & Reviews

miraoli's Review

PWatters
October 04, 2013
These are pretty good. Instead of chopping up milky ways or snickers for this recipe you can use the bites version of the candy bar. Theres a coupon for them here: http://printablecouponsanddeals.com/2013/10/snickers-or-milky-brand-bites-1-and-2-off-any-one-snickers-or-milky-brand-bites-8oz-size-50-off-any-one-snickers-or-milky-way-brand-bites-2-83-oz-size.html

TeaTimeAdventur's Review

theproudtexan
July 04, 2013
We made these bars and it was a fun "bake together" recipe! I would suggest freezing the candy bars (after chopping them) in order to maintain their integrity a bit more. They were very tasty and made a big pan! You can get more details here... http://teatimeadventures.blogspot.com/2013/03/death-by-caramel-brownies.html

Amsterdam's Review

harold1
November 30, 2012
Followed recipe exactly, with the exception of baking it longer to try to get the middle to set up. These bars are heavy, greasy, overly sweet and not all that tasty. Next time I have 6 Snickers in the house, I'll opt to make a cup of coffee and enjoy the candy bar.

2910chris's Review

2910chris
April 24, 2012
I agree with the posts that claim "it never set up." I too followed the directions, but when I cut into it several hours later - it was one big sloppy mess. Way too moist to even cut into squares. Being in a pickle for a dessert for my dinner, I actually cut off the dryer edges and served them as the "bars" that night. Later, I put the oven on 350, then turned it off. I then put the entire pan of "middle pieces" into the heated oven and let it sit in there for about 3 hours, in hopes that they would dry out. They actually came out great after sitting in the oven for several hours - that's how wet they were from the original results. Tasty - but - something is wrong with this recipe...and too expensive to not come out as expected.

tashawill541's Review

Amsterdam
December 08, 2011
SOOOOOO Piss*d off right now!!!! I just made these bars and followed the recipe to a tee!!!! The center never set up after exactly 1 hour and 5 min of baking time at 325 degrees! I noticed a couple others on here had the same problem. I bake all the time and dont have issues with my oven....I used the ingredients they said they tested with and made sure i mixed as suggested and double checked all my measurements before mixing! I was super excited for these, what a HUGE disappointment! The only good part of this is how nice the house smells.....Huge waste of time, food and money! Its not easy to make me cry, but I seriously feel like it right now! :(

dstubbs98's Review

miraoli
November 27, 2011
I made these this afternoon. I am perplexed by the the result I came out with. When I took it out of the oven at 1 hr & 5 min the center was still very jiggly. I let it sit on the counter til completely cooled. It didn't set up at all. After cutting into it I determined that it wasn't done. I am hesitant to make it again because of the cost associated with the large quantity of ingredients. I don't know whether to cook it at a higher temperature or for longer time, etc...

spikel's Review

trheel
November 09, 2011
These are BY FAR the best bars I have ever made. I found it a little hard to swirl the dulce de leche, so I left it out the next time I made them and they were still good.

srobertson's Review

cipsyche
December 22, 2010
I made this and switched it up a bit. The day before Christmas eve and I forgot BUTTER!! I used Crisco instead and I lowered the flour but 1/2 cup, poured 1/4 of the Dulce De leche in the batter and I used milky way bars instead of snickers. Any one who said this recipe was to dry, well you probably cooked it too long. It is AMAZING!!!!

DianeCopley's Review

jyojyo
November 29, 2010
SO happy to read the other reviews so I can stop trying figure out what I did wrong! Followed to a T and they were dry, dense and a waste of time & $$! Threw out for the animals and they're still there 3 days later.

cipsyche's Review

robinbark
November 22, 2010
I have made this recipe as written many many times. It's a great dessert for folks that want something sweet that isn't overwhelmed with chocolate. They are rich, so a little goes a long way!