Crunchy Caramel Reeses Cookie Bars


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I am in love with these cookie bars. So simple, so delish and so pretty on a plate. Let me break it down for you…. sugar cookie dough, Reeses PB Cups, Pretzels and Caramel. Wait until you cut into these. So good!!

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Perfect for your Holiday Cookie Plates. These will definitely be on mine this year! Have a wonderful weekend friends!!



A Crunchy Reese's Cookie Bar topped with drizzled melted chocolate.

Crunchy Caramel Reeses Cookie Bars

A soft sugar cookie base topped with crunchy pretzels, rich Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, and a drizzle of melted chocolate.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings: 9 bars
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  • 1 Roll Sugar Cookie Dough Pillsbury (or use your favorite sugar cookie recipe)
  • 1 cup crushed pretzels
  • 3 cups mini Reeses Peanut Butter Cups unwrapped
  • 10 Kraft caramels unwrapped
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven 350 degrees F. Line a 8x8 baking dish with foil and spray with cooking spray. Cut cookie dough roll in half and press half into bottom of baking dish. Layer with pretzels. Cut PB cups in half and layer over pretzels. Melt caramels and milk in a microwave safe bowl until melted, about 1-2 minutes in microwave. Pour caramel over PB cups. With remaining cookie dough, crumble evenly over top PB cups. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Let cool completely. Melt chocolate chips in microwave until smooth, drizzle over top of bars.
Keywords: chocolate chip cookie bars, cookie bars, sugar cookie bars


Happy Baking, see you all soon!

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42 Responses
  1. Celeste

    These became a fast family favorite at our house!! ๐Ÿ™‚ My 14 year old son kept begging for more. Thanks for the awesome recipe (and the gained weight! LOL).

  2. Jay

    These were a hit at my husband’s work. I will double the pretzels next time though. It might be because I coarsely crumbled sticks and I couldn’t taste them.

  3. Amber

    These looked SO good! So, I tried them. But you know what? They didn’t cook. The top was cooked, and the bottom was cooked, but they didn’t cook through the middle. What did I do wrong? Any suggestions or ideas?

  4. Carol

    WOW WOW WOW! Look at those! Oh Jenny-they look SO good, and what an easy recipe for these hectic times ahead.

    I so have to try these……….. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Fuji Mama

    I love the simplicity of this dessert! Definitely one to add to my repertoire during the busy holiday season when I am bound to need a quick fix dessert.

  6. NMOS

    Why am I not surprised to see yet another awesome dessert on your blog? Seriously, you make some of the best desserts that I’ve never even heard of before. I’m going to try this out (maybe get my nieces to help me make it and eat it). Thanks.

  7. Whitney

    Okay its official now. Your bars get me EVERY TIME. Another one to add to the list, I really tried not to click on this and tempt myself, but I just had to!

  8. Paula

    Wow! Seriously, this has all of my favorite things – in one bar! I can’t wait to try these!

  9. Jenn

    Oooohhh…. I love anything that incorporates Reeses cups. My fave!! I will definitely have to make these. I bought a bunch of Nutella, the chocolate hazelnut spread, at Costco the other day and have been trying to figure out baking recipes I could use that in. Do you have any ideas? I bet you could come up with something amazing!

  10. Sara

    Wow, what an easy and I’m sure, delicious, recipe! I love that there are pretzels in it. Sweet and salty is the best.

  11. Nutmeg Nanny

    Congrats to the winner ๐Ÿ™‚ Also I’m soooooo making these bars this year! They look amazing!!!

  12. Seth @ Boy Meets Food

    That’s funny, I just posted a recipe for a cheesecake with Reese’s peanut butter cups on it. I guess I’m not the only one with a few pieces of leftover Halloween candy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Molly

    Wow, Jenny. Think I gained wait just from looking! I imagine these will make an appearance some time during the holidays. Have a great weekend!

  14. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is

    These look so simple, Jenny! I may take them to my in laws on Thanksgiving. Yum!

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